Sex Differences in Daydreaming and Related Mental Activity from the Late Teens to the Early Nineties

@article{Giambra1979SexDI,
  title={Sex Differences in Daydreaming and Related Mental Activity from the Late Teens to the Early Nineties},
  author={Leonard M. Giambra},
  journal={The International Journal of Aging and Human Development},
  year={1979},
  volume={10},
  pages={1 - 34}
}
  • L. Giambra
  • Published 1979
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International Journal of Aging and Human Development
Using the Imaginal Processes Inventory, aspects of daydreaming and associated mental activity were examined for sex differences in 1200 well educated middle and upper-middle class whites aged seventeen to ninety-two years. Females reported higher levels of daydreaming and nightdreaming frequency and emotional reactions to daydreaming as well as more daydreams of a problem solving nature. Females also reported lower levels of daydreams of a sexual, bizarre-improbable, heroic and achievement… Expand
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