The influence of a conscious wish on dreams: a methodological study of dream meaning and function.


A self-ideal-self trait discrepancy, identified from Q sorts for 19 subjects, was used as a presleep stimulus. Subjects were instructed to wish to change their trait so as to reduce the discrepancy. Dream reports were collected for each rapid eye movement (REM) period that followed. A blind judge rated the target trait as present in the dreams of a… (More)


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