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Contextualising imagery in dreams following a September 11 video from television news


Davidson, JA and Hart, K and Haines, J, Contextualising imagery in dreams following a September 11 video from television news, Australian Psychologist, 40, (3) pp. 202-206. ISSN 0005-0067 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00050060500243442


The aim of the study was to examine the impact of a traumatic video in producing dream imagery that contextualises emotion. Participants were 24 psychology undergraduates and members of the public. They completed the Empathy subscale of the Eysenck Impulsivity Scale, and watched two videos at least 3 days apart. One reported the September 11 terrorist attack and the other was a first-year psychology lecture. Twenty-four hours after viewing each video participants completed an Impact of Event Scale-Revised. They recorded dreams during the 3 nights following each video. As predicted, there was significantly more intense contextualising dream imagery following the September 11 video. Intensity was significantly related to impact ratings but not to empathy. © 2005 The Australian Psychological Society Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Cognitive and computational psychology
Research Field:Sensory processes, perception and performance
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Davidson, JA (Dr John Davidson)
UTAS Author:Hart, K (Ms Kate Hart)
UTAS Author:Haines, J (Dr Janet Haines)
ID Code:36414
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-04-08

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