Lucid dreaming and resilience in the face of exposure to terrorism

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The relationship between resilience and lucid dreams, which involves awareness of the experience of dreaming, was examined in 79 Israeli young adults. Psychological distress and lucid dreams 3 years prior to exposure to terrorism, and exposure levels and psychological distress 1 week following exposure, were assessed. Both indirect exposure through media and perceived stress predicted an increase in distress during the 3-year interval under low, but not high, levels of lucid dreams. Possible mechanisms are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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