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A cognitive model explaining the psychophysiological system responsible for the effectiveness of The Storytelling Method of Dream Interpretation

Barcaro, Umberto and DeCicco, Teresa L. and Salvetti, Ovidio

In: International Journal of Dream Research, 5 (2012), Nr. 2. pp. 114-118

Official URL: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ojs/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/9245
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Dream Research
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Date Deposited: 27. Nov 2012 11:42
Date: 2012
Page Range: pp. 114-118
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychophysiological model, TSM, dreaming
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