Dream Project



1. Dream journal:

a. For one week, keep a journal of your dreams.

b. Your goal is to record or collect 15 dreams.

c. For each dream, please record if the dream related to your waking life. You may designate the dream as meaningful or nonsense.

d. Ideally the dreams would be from your experience, but individuals may or may not be able to remember a certain number of dreams. To achieve the goal of 15 dreams, students may also interview friends and family and record their dreams. If the dreams are not your own, please record information about the dreamer you interviewed. You do not have to use the person’s real name, but do need to provide demographic information:

i. Is the dreamer male or female?

ii. Approximately how old is the dreamer?

iii. Was the dream had meaning or was nonsensical to the dreamer

e. Recorded dreams should be of a PG-13 nature.

f. Hand in your dream journal on or before the due date.

2. Personal analysis:

a. Review the dreams in your journal and the psychological theories of dreams discussed in class and in handouts.

b. Based on your data, develop your theory about the meaning of dreams. (Remember: this analysis is NOT about each individual dream.) Write a one-page reflection that discusses your psychological theory of dreams and support your theory with evidence from your dream journal.

c. Hand in your one-page reflection with your dream journal on or before the due date.

3. Presentation Post:

a. In an effort to stretch your manner of thinking and since dreams are very visual, create one visual presentation slide (Google presentation) of your theory of dreams. The slide should contain your main ideas with visuals to support this theory.

b. Share your presentation slide with me on Google Drive on or before the due date. I will create a digital “Gallery Walk” for each class.

Grading Rubric:

1. Dream Journal:

a. Did you collect and record 15 dreams?

b. Did you identify whether the dream was meaningful or nonsensical 30 points

2. Personal Analysis

a. Did your develop a overarching theory of dreams?

b. Did you discuss your theory using psychological terms and consult

theories from professional psychologists (information from article)?

c. Did you support your theory with evidence from your journal? 20 points

3. Presentation

a. Did you create a presentation that reflects your main ideas?

b. Did you provide visual supports for that idea? 10 points

TOTAL 60 points

Due Date: October 2, 2014

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