Lucid DreamingA Research of Prevalence among University Students 98501001 | Catherine Chen | 2011/6/14
Do you know… AWAKE
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
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
Assumption • Convenience • Rarity What if more non-psychologically-related participants are added into the calculation?
Methodology • Goal: -To find the prevalence of lucid dreaming • Subject: -Non-psychology department students • Method: -Questionnaires
Questionnaires • https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGNEamZXak5hdEtrcDR1S2lNMmVvZnc6MQ#gid=0 • Online questionnaires (Chinese) -Instant -Convenient -Attractive
Questionnaires 1. Basic information 2. Excluding unqualified samples 3. Dreaming frequency 4. Dream recall ability 5. Lucid dreaming frequency 6. Lucid dream content
Statistics(1) • 51 samples; all qualified • Age: 19~25; 20 in average • University students (27 departments; 8 schools ) • Gender:
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
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
Findings(2) • Contents of lucid dreams : • Chased by enemies/ getaway • Having the ability to fly • Having supernatural ability • Having a vivid conversation …...
conclusion • Having lucid dreams is not rare. • It is not as common as what previous research showed.
introspection 1) The amount of samples 2) The downsides of using online questionnaires 3) The contents of lucid dreams (similarity)
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