Once a Nightmare, Always a Nightmare?
The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy 2005, Winter, 1, 4
The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy
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Abstract While counterintuitive, there is evidence that some nightmares may serve a beneficial function. The theory behind this idea is presented within the context of a continuity hypothesis of dreaming where the negative emotions presented in a nightmare can lead to psychosocial development, just as some negative experiences do so during wake. The theoretical presentation is accompanied by a selected review of the most relevant studies and how the theory might be incorporated into psychotherapy when nightmares are not the presenting complaint.
- 2,99 €
- Category: Psychology
- Published: 22 December 2005
- Publisher: Behavior Analyst Online
- Print Length: 12 Pages
- Language: English