An Original Article by Dr. Hisae Konakawa Has Been Published in Psychologia
An original article by Dr. Hisae Konakawa has been published in Volume 62 of the Journal Psychologia.
Konakawa,H. (2020). Characteristics of Japanese Dreams in Psychotherapy: Dreams that develop dreamers’ psychological themes based on a connection with the Japanese mentality. Psychologia, 62 (2), 163-180.
This article includes three quantitative studies that show a connection between the Japanese mentality and dream situations where “The dream-ego sees others” and “Others take the initiative in positive behavior to the dream-ego.” Study 1 compared Japanese and German clinical cases and Study 2 examined changes that occurred in both situations during psychotherapy in Japanese clinical cases. Then, Study 3 examined the rate of each dream situation in non-clinical Japanese college students by collecting their “impressive dreams in childhood” and “recent impressive dreams.”
The results of the three studies show that situations where “the dream-ego sees others” and “others take the initiative in positive behavior to the dream-ego” are characteristic of Japanese dreams. In addition, it is also suggested that these situations in dreams are also connected with Japanese mentality, psychological themes, and the process of establishing self.
(Reported by Hisae Konakawa, Program-Specific Research Fellow)