Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28541
Title: Effects of a micro-intervention aimed at reducing the level of unpleasant dreams
Contributor(s): Malouff, John M  (author); Johnson, Caitlin E (author)
Publication Date: 2020
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28541
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920205 Health Education and Promotion
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200203 Health education and promotion
Abstract: One-hundred and twenty-six adults participated in an experiment to test whether an online micro-intervention would reduce the level of unpleasant dreams. The intervention involved asking participants to recall vividly positive events of the day just before going to sleep. The results showed that the intervention led to a significantly lower level of unpleasant dreams in the experimental group the night after the intervention than in a waiting list control. The results indicate that the low-cost, easily disseminated intervention is worthy of further evaluation to determine whether the effects endure over time and whether the effects extend to children and to individuals who have PTSD.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Dream Research, 13(1), p. 115-118
Publisher: Central Institute of Mental Health
Place of Publication: Germany
ISSN: 1866-7953
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Psychology

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