Study Finds That Liberals Remember Dreams More Than Conservatives

April 11th, 2012

Here’s some interesting research:  A study has found that  self-described liberals remember their dreams more than self-described conservatives.  In addition, they have more frequent lucid dreams.  It occurs to me that those whose world view and ideology are more traditionally liberal are more tuned into their inner life – their sense of interconnection, and empathy for others; able to see other’s needs and points of view.  It’s not that conservatives lack an inner life; but it might have become more repressed or smothered by their embrace of values and ideology that promote and reinforce self-interest.  Here’s the link to the research, as reported in the Wall Street Journal:

 

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