In: International Journal of Dream Research, 5 (2012), Nr. 2. pp. 114-118
The Storytelling Method of dream interpretation has been found to be valid and reliable while yielding a meaningful interpretation for dreamers more than 80% of the time. A cognitive model explaining the psychophysiological system responsible for the effectiveness of the method is proposed. The model describes a dream in terms of an input–output relationship where the dream-builder system is viewed as a system whose input is given by the dream sources and whose output is given by the dream experience. The model proposes a cascade of two sub-systems that can account for basic properties of dreams such as the continuity hypothesis, the role of dreams in turning-points of a dreamer’s life, the problem-solving capacity of dreams, while accounting for the effectiveness of The Storytelling Method. An application of the model with the method is also demonstrated with an example.
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Dream Research|
|Date Deposited:||27 Nov 2012 11:42|
|Page Range:||pp. 114-118|
|Faculties / Institutes:||Service facilities > Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit|
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||psychophysiological model, TSM, dreaming|