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Dreaming, Lucid Dreaming and Personality

Doll, Evelyn ; Gittler, Georg ; Holzinger, Brigitte

In: International Journal of Dream Research, 2 (2009), Nr. 2. pp. 52-57

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The term "lucid dream" describes a dream during which the dreamer is aware of being in a dream while the dream is ongoing. Our investigation focused on the frequency of the lucid dream experience and its relationship to mental health, behavioural control (TPF; Becker, 1989), decision behaviour (EQS; Wolfram, 1982), and spatial abilities (3DW; Gittler, 1990). Data analysis of 89 subjects suggested that frequent lucid dreamers (n=27) differ from rare (n=33) and non-lucid dreamers (n=29) by higher scores in the scales of mental health, freedom from complaints, expansivity, autonomy and self-esteem. With regard to behavioural control, decision behaviour and spatial abilities, there were no significant differences between the three lucidity groups.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Dream Research
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 12:00
Date: 2009
Page Range: pp. 52-57
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: dreaming; lucid dreaming; mental health; spatial abilities
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