Analysis Of Michelle Carr 's ' What 's Behind Your Recurring Dreams '

807 Words Jan 20th, 2016 4 Pages
According to Michelle Carr’s article, “What’s Behind Your Recurring Dreams”, she explains the phenomenon of recurring dreams in people of all ages. Her main topic of the article refers to a “recurring” dream some have about having an exam and some bad things happen to cause you to miss the test. “This recurring dream is a common example that an individual may experience, perhaps during times of stress or change, or even throughout their life” (Paragraph 1). Most recurrent dreams, according to Carr, are comprised of typical dream themes such as: failing or missing an exam, being chased, falling, or the famous giving a public speech and realizing your naked dream. What differs about recurrent dreams is they are experienced frequently, sometimes every day, while typical dream themes refer to things that commonly happen and are dreamed about (Paragraph 1). Studies show, says Carr, “recurrent dreams occur in 60% to 70% of adults, and more often in woman than men” (Paragraph 2). Since most recurrent dreams are negative, they are often associated with lower psychological well-being, but in other cases they are associated with positive outcomes. Carr explains, “dreams of failing an exam can be correlated better performance on the test” (Paragraph 3). Recurrent dreams most often begin at young ages or at a time of change in your life, such as starting college. These recurring dreams may change circumstances when you grow older, but they still cause the same feelings of stress, and…

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