Dreams Do Discriminate: Racial Makeup Mimics Real Life


Dreams Do Discriminate: Racial Makeup Mimics Real Life

Here’s a newِ version ofِ the oldِ question Do youِ dream inِ color.
What color areِ the people inِ your dreams.
A person’s ownِ race matters asِ well, saidِ study researcher Steve Hoekstra, a psychologist atِ Kansas Wesleyan University.

Black or white

Hoekstra investigated theِ question withِ theِ helpِ of a couple undergraduate research assistants andِ a fewِ photocopies ofِ a briefِ dream survey.
The researchers asked 66 students atِ the predominately white Kansas Wesleyan University toِ fill outِ the survey.
The students answered questions aboutِ the racial makeup ofِ their waking life asِ well asِ their dreams.

Remembering race

They foundِ that real-life race doesِ matter inِ the dream world: Individuals reported thatِ the largest proportion ofِ people inِ their dreams wereِ ofِ their ownِ race.
The findings wereِ true ofِ bothِ blacks andِ whites, Hoekstra said.
People whoِ watched moreِ TV reported moreِ blacks andِ fewer whites inِ their dreams.