When Dreams Become a Royal Road to Confusion: Realistic Dreams, Dissociation, and Fantasy Proneness

  title={When Dreams Become a Royal Road to Confusion: Realistic Dreams, Dissociation, and Fantasy Proneness},
  author={E. Rassin and H. Merckelbach and V. Spaan},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • E. Rassin, H. Merckelbach, V. Spaan
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Scientific discussions about false memories have, so far, mainly focused on external determinants (e.g., therapeutic interventions). However, in some cases, false memories might develop more spontaneously. For example, difficulties in distinguishing between dreams and reality may lead to false memories. The present article discusses two studies (N = 85 and 255, respectively) that examined to what extent such difficulties occur. In both studies, a nontrivial minority of respondents (11.8% and 25… CONTINUE READING

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