The first two authors share senior authorship on this manuscript, with names listed alphabetically.
Lucid dreaming and resilience in the face of exposure to terrorism†
Article first published online: 14 JAN 2011
Copyright © 2011 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 125–128, February 2011
How to Cite
Soffer-Dudek, N., Wertheim, R. and Shahar, G. (2011), Lucid dreaming and resilience in the face of exposure to terrorism. J. Traum. Stress, 24: 125–128. doi: 10.1002/jts.20601
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 14 JAN 2011
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.