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Consciousness, Sleep, & Dreams

    Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being. - Freud

1. If an ad promised a device to cure jet lag, what would the device do?

2. How would we know whether astronauts in space were awake, asleep, or dreaming?

3. If researchers discovered the perfect sleeping pill, how might it work?

4. Which of the four theories most closely matches your personal beliefs about what dreams mean?

5. If you worked in a clinic that treated sleep problems, what kinds of symptoms would your patients have?

Topics in Psychology
Robert C. Gates