A text analysis of dreams and waking-life narratives let us detect typical dream contents. The sample is composed of 1,000 subjects, from early adolescents to young adults, including males and females. For each subject, we collected a dream and a waking-life episode according to “the most recent dream” (Hartmann, Elkin, & Garg, 1991) and “a recent episode” methodology (Maggiolini, Cagnin, Crippa, Persico and Rizzi, 2010)). Through a word analysis, we were able to identify the typical narratives of dreams and episodes. We identified 5 clusters of dreams: dreams of (a) fear and escape, (b) school, (c) competition and sport, (d) attack, and (e) falling and spatial disorientation. This research indicates a way of detecting typical dreams, not only as a description of similar contents, starting from arbitrary lists, but empirically finding just those contents that are typical of dreams compared with waking narratives.

Dream contents of early adolescents, adolescents, and young adults: A cluster analysis with T-LAB / Maggiolini, Alfio; Morelli, Mara; Falotico, Elisa; Montali, Lorenzo. - In: DREAMING. - ISSN 1053-0797. - STAMPA. - 26:3(2016), pp. 221-237. [10.1037/drm0000027]

Dream contents of early adolescents, adolescents, and young adults: A cluster analysis with T-LAB

MORELLI, MARA;
2016

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A text analysis of dreams and waking-life narratives let us detect typical dream contents. The sample is composed of 1,000 subjects, from early adolescents to young adults, including males and females. For each subject, we collected a dream and a waking-life episode according to “the most recent dream” (Hartmann, Elkin, & Garg, 1991) and “a recent episode” methodology (Maggiolini, Cagnin, Crippa, Persico and Rizzi, 2010)). Through a word analysis, we were able to identify the typical narratives of dreams and episodes. We identified 5 clusters of dreams: dreams of (a) fear and escape, (b) school, (c) competition and sport, (d) attack, and (e) falling and spatial disorientation. This research indicates a way of detecting typical dreams, not only as a description of similar contents, starting from arbitrary lists, but empirically finding just those contents that are typical of dreams compared with waking narratives.
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