Perceived Change in the Affect Associated With Dreams: The Fading Affect Bias and Its Moderators

  title={Perceived Change in the Affect Associated With Dreams: The Fading Affect Bias and Its Moderators},
  author={Timothy D. Ritchie and John J Skowronski},
Eighty-two undergraduate participants kept dream diaries for a month. Five dreams were randomly selected from each diary and were returned to participants. They rated the affect produced by the dream at its occurrence and at its recall, as well as a number of other characteristics of the dream and characteristics of the context in which the dream occurred. Results revealed that, like memories for real autobiographical events, the negative affect associated with dreams generally faded faster… 
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