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Daydreamin' and I'm thinking of...

  • 29-05-2017 6:50pm
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    What's your daydreams? How different from regular dreams? Do you have recurrent day dreams? Same content? Or different? Ever record daydreams? Do share.

    ***

    One for me:

    Daydreaming. Boring lecture. Stared-off. Out classroom window. Sitting on beach. Wind blowing. Threw hair. Against face. Looking at Pacific waves. Rolling in. White caps. Roaring surf. Heaven!


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    Klinger, Eric (2009), "Daydreaming and fantasizing: Thought flow and motivation," in Handbook of Imagination and Mental Simulation, Markman, K., Klein, W., and Suhr, J. Eds., pp. 225-239, suggests that daydreaming was complex and poorly defined. It appears to be an essential component for functioning. Klinger defines a daydream as "nonworking thought that is either spontaneous or fanciful."


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    Daydreams. Complex. Poorly defined. First, post many here. Then do content analysis. Grounded Theory. Convenience sample. Publish results.

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    My daydream. Asteroids. Dark. C-type. Water filled. Miles wide. Flying through space. Traveling thousands of miles per hour. Mine water from clay. Splash! Splash!

    ***

    Does anyone else daydream? Of course. Post here.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    Are you suggesting that we do a content analysis using Grounded Theory as research methodology to measure a daydreaming topic? You better budget for lots of coffee at your locale javahouse to pursue such an empirical study, indeed!

    The chapter by Eric Klinger suggested how daydreaming was related to creativity, and may spark such creativity into yet unexplored relationships. Now I just daydreamed (pausing, looking at my screen for a minute or so) about how daydreaming may foster creativity in R&D departments of large corporations that have adopted ISO 9001 as their quality assurance standard. There's a problem with too much standardisation of organisational processes in ISO 9001 manufacturing, where creativity may be stifled in their R&D departments; e.g., where manufacturing benefits but R&D suffers a loss of "thinking outside of box" of high standardisation.

    Now I need coffee! :pac:


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    Daydreaming now. Think daydreams. They occur. Triggers them.

    Daydream. Coffee shop. University Marketplace. With fellow students. About table. Sharing daydreams. Daydreaming of daydreams. Circular? Self-fulfilling prophecy? Weird science? :eek:


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    Make habit of remembering daydreams. Becomes easier with practice. Last daydream. Earthquake. 3.5 magnitude. Short disquieting shake. Probably daydreamed because of real quake occurring in Santa Barbara.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    Daydream all the time, and my friends sometimes make fun of me when doing so. They catch me staring off for moments, not blinking, and sure enough if they mention my behaviour to me, I can recall my daydream to them.


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    Black Swan wrote: »
    Daydream all the time, and my friends sometimes make fun of me when doing so. They catch me staring off for moments, not blinking, and sure enough if they mention my behaviour to me, I can recall my daydream to them.
    Can identify.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    Daydreaming about a conceptual framework that includes Albert Bandura's reciprocal reductionism. Had been working with a student a few days ago, and all of a sudden today it just popped into my mind without prompting. I could see the Venn diagrams intersecting that included Cognitive, Environment, and resultant Behaviour. Maybe I should cut back on the caffeine?


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    Conceptual framework daydreams? Daydreaming or thinking?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    Probably both. When I get time I'll do a search for daydreaming and dreams to see where they empirically intersect, and offer a bit more rigour to this thread. It might also be interesting to see what theory exists to guide research, aside from the anecdotal, case-study-driven Freudian and Jungian paradigms, which I find terribly problematic, ecological fallacy laden, and only of historical importance.


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    Daydream. Freud. Bearded. Smoking cigar. Flicking ashes on floor. Catches fire! Smother with my hoodie sweatshirt. Ruined!


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    Daydream. Nightmarish. Forever exams.


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    Daydream. Top of Mt San Jacinto. Over 10,000 feet. Breeze. Blowing hair. Sun at apex. See for 50 miles. Then someone waved their hand in my face. Came back to reality. Waiting at bus stop. Boarded bus. Wished I was back on daydream mountain.


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    Daydream. Eyes staring out window. Coffee house. Mine. Opened across from campus. Jammed with students. Faculty. One playing guitar. Others chatting. Studying. Meeting up.


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    Daydream. Kitchen midden flakes. Counting. Shapes. Sizes. Friend waves hand in front of my face. Back to reality.


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    Ever daydream watching the clothes spin on laundry day?


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    Tired. Daydreams frequent. Staring off.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    I too seem to daydream often after pulling an all-nighter or staying out a bit too long on a weekend.


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    Daydream. Mars mission. Launch. Reach slingshot orbit. On to Mars.


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    Daydreaming productively. See Lehrer, J. (2012) Imagine : how creativity works, Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Found copy in university library, free to check out.


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    Fathom wrote: »
    Daydreaming productively. See Lehrer, J. (2012) Imagine : how creativity works, Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Found copy in university library, free to check out.
    Daydreaming can be one source of creativity if productively guided, which makes me wonder if RE Clark would consider daydreaming a metacognitive skill if shaped towards increasing creativity?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,234 ✭✭✭✭ manual_man


    A Redhead


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    Daydream. Sunbathing. Nearby beach. Light cool breeze. Off Pacific. Spray from breaking waves.


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    Daydream. Unblinking. Into distance. Catching Pacific wave. Hanging 10 to shore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,608 ✭✭✭ stoneill


    I had a daydream that led to a dejavu, was perplex and a little bit disturbed. Nothing sinister, it was just how vivid the dream was and the feeling of seeing something in real life repeat and not being able to influence it. I'd estimate the dejavu lasted about 5 seconds, but I know that trying to estimate these things are very subjective.



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    Arthur Funkhouser & Michael Schred. The frequency of déjà vu (déjà rêve) and the effects of age, dream recall frequency and personality factors. International Journal of Dream Research, 2010.

    [quote]Summary. A question about déjà rêve (already dreamt, a form of déjà experience) was included in a large “sleep, dreams, and personality” survey of 444 (mainly psychology) students at three German universities. The incidence of déjà rêve was high (95.2%) and, like most other déjà experiences, was negatively correlated with age. [/quote]



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