Comparing the Content of Sleep Paralysis and Dream Reports

@article{Parker2002ComparingTC,
  title={Comparing the Content of Sleep Paralysis and Dream Reports},
  author={J. Parker and S. Blackmore},
  journal={Dreaming},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={45-59}
}
Hall and Van de Castle's method of content analysis, which has been extensively applied to dream content, was used to analyse SP reports. 64 males and 52 females each contributed one SP report. These were content analysed and compared with dream norms, revealing the similarities between dreams and SP. Findings indicate that, emotionally, SP is a more uniform state than dreaming, and that interactions between characters are more aggressive, with the “dreamer” being the victim of the attacks. SP… Expand
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