Dream Content and Personality: Thick vs. Thin Boundaries

  • Schredl M
  • Schäfer G
  • Hofmann F
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Using dream diary procedures and statistically controlling for age and gender, the present study investigated the relationship between Hartmann's (1991) boundary concept and various aspects of dreaming. Results with a sample of young adults confirmed earlier findings that persons with thin boundaries recall dreams (including nightmares) more often, report dreams that are more negative and emotionally intense, regard their dreams more favorably (i.e., as more meaningful and creative), and dream more frequently of verbal interaction with others.

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  • Michael Schredl

  • Gerard Schäfer

  • Friedrich Hofmann

  • Sarah Jacob

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