3 page reflection

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The meaning, origin, and analysis of dreams have fascinated psychologists since the inception of the field of psychology. Sigmund Freud, often referred to as the father of psychology, focused a great deal of his theoretical energy on trying to understand and interpret dreams.

Contemporary psychologists are beginning to recognize the interconnectivity of human physiology and psychology in a way not previously understood. This is in part because of new interest in holistic health and in part because of brain/body connections we are now able to see and understand for the first time due to enhanced technology. Yoga, mindfulness, healthy eating, meditation, holistic health – all of these practices are gaining more traction in mainstream society and among psychological circles as we recognize how the mind and body work together. In light of this growing area of interest in psychology, for this assignment you will maintain a sleep/dream journal during weeks 3 and 4, and complete an analysis and reflection on your experience in a summary reflection paper in week 5.

Specifically, for this assignment you will:

  • Keep a sleep/dream journal for at least 10 days throughout Weeks 3 and 4. In your journal make note of:
    • any dreams you had
    • any initial thoughts about the dream – events of the day that may relate, etc.
    • your general sleep schedule (if you have a tracker such as fitbit, include data on your sleep patterns as well – wakefulness, restlessness, times asleep/awake per night, total sleep, etc.)
    • your general eating habits by day
    • your general exercise habits by day
    • anything else of note in your psychological or physical health (stress, excitement, changes, etc.)
  • You may use any format you wish to record the data (notepad, computer, hardcopy spreadsheet, etc.).
  • Complete a 3-4 page reflection (not counting title or reference pages) in which you analyze the results of your sleep/dream journal. Consider how your psychological and physical health interacted. What patterns did you see? Discuss the impact that various factors such as fatigue, diet, stress and exercise had on your dreams and sleep patterns. Explain how this insight may impact your behaviors in the future to lead to better psychological and physical health.

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School: Rice University

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Sleep/Dream Journal Reflection

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Sleep/Dream Journal Reflection
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September 2018

Sleep/Dream Journal Reflection

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Sleep/Dream Journal Reflection
Over the past two decades, I have been made to believe that every human being needs at least 8
hours of rest to feel fully rested. However, experts in the field of sleep and dreams have a
different school of thought where they believe that sleep needs for every person are individual.
This implies that in order to be fully rested, the certain individual prefers more sleep while others
need less sleep. Too much sleep or too little sleep can have n effect on the body of a person
making a person end up exhausted throughout the day.
Over the past four weeks during the preparation of my sleep/dream journal, I have
learned a number of theories and concepts about the human body reaction which have enabled
me to understand the behaviors' I have been exhibiting. Throughout this paper, I shall outline a
few dreams I experienced, my mental sta...

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