Dream work with Soldiers and Gamers

Day - Time: 14 May 2013, h.15:30
Place: Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa - Room: C-29
  • Allyson Dale (Ottawa University, Canada)

Umberto Barcaro


Dream content and discovery have been studied comparing soldiers with operational experience in Afghanistan with an age matched sample of male civilians. Soldiers' dreams contained a higher frequency of aggression, threat, and military imagery, consistent with the continuity hypothesis.Dream interpretation for soldiers led to discovery about specific events from tours overseas and about aggressive behaviours.Further research compared the dream content of students, soldiers, and heavy gamers and results revealed significant differences in dream imagery for soldiers when compared to both students and gamers.