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  1. Lucid DreamingA Research of Prevalence among University Students 98501001 | Catherine Chen | 2011/6/14

  2. Have You Ever Dreamed Before?

  3. Falling From Height …?

  4. Chasing by monsters…?

  5. Or… flying in the sky?

  6. Do you know… AWAKE

  7. Lucid Dreaming • A lucid dream is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. • Facts: - It is recorded far from 415 AD - Inception - 82%of the sample reported this experience

  8. Question: • Is it really a condition so common to people? • Reason: the samples of those researches were usually – • 1. students who enrolled in psychology courses • 2. adults who have unusually high interest in dreaming and/or lucid dreaming

  9. Assumption • Convenience • Rarity What if more non-psychologically-related participants are added into the calculation?

  10. Methodology

  11. Methodology • Goal: -To find the prevalence of lucid dreaming • Subject: -Non-psychology department students • Method: -Questionnaires

  12. Questionnaires • https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGNEamZXak5hdEtrcDR1S2lNMmVvZnc6MQ#gid=0 • Online questionnaires (Chinese) -Instant -Convenient -Attractive

  13. Questionnaires 1. Basic information 2. Excluding unqualified samples 3. Dreaming frequency 4. Dream recall ability 5. Lucid dreaming frequency 6. Lucid dream content

  14. Statistics(1) • 51 samples; all qualified • Age: 19~25; 20 in average • University students (27 departments; 8 schools ) • Gender:

  15. Statistics(2)

  16. Statistics(3)

  17. Statistics(4) • 64% showed lucid dreams often occurred during childhood and adolescent (18 and below) • Also 64% showed they still have lucid dreams until now

  18. Findings(1) • The prevalence is over 60% • Most Lucid dreamers have less than 10 lucid dreams • Lucid dreams occur more often during childhood and adolescent than adulthood • No gender differences • No relation between dream recall ability/dreaming frequency

  19. Findings(2) • Contents of lucid dreams : • Chased by enemies/ getaway • Having the ability to fly • Having supernatural ability • Having a vivid conversation …...

  20. conclusion • Having lucid dreams is not rare. • It is not as common as what previous research showed.

  21. introspection 1) The amount of samples 2) The downsides of using online questionnaires 3) The contents of lucid dreams (similarity)

  22. Reference • http://www.lucidity.com/LucidDreamingFAQ2.html#LD • http://files.meetup.com/1675783/Lucid%20dreaming%20frequency%20and%20personality.pdf • http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/inside-inception-christopher-nolans-dream-world-exist-real/story?id=11174201 • http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1102159.htm