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    A Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Poetry
    with Gary Collier
    Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 7 (2): 209-225. 1977.
    The present study utilized research design in which six different poems were given repeated readings by groups of persons in which there were an equal number of males and females and of introverts and extraverts as assessed by the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (Myers, 1962). Assessments of readers’ experience of the poem were obtained immediately after an initial reading and again after repeated readings of the poem. Subjects' general descriptions of their experience of the poems were reduced to …Read more
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    Numerically Aided Methods in Phenomenology: A Demonstration
    with Don Schopflocher and T. Wild
    Journal of Mind and Behavior 10 (4): 373-392. 1989.
    Phenomenological psychology has emphasized that experience as it is immediately "given" to the experiencing individual is an appropriate subject matter for psychological investigation. Consideration of the methodological implications of this stance suggests that certain text analytic and cluster analytic methods could be used to discern the identifying properties of different types of experience. We present results of a study in which textual analysis was used to identify recurrent properties of…Read more
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    Nightmare frequency is related to a propensity for mirror behaviors
    with Tore Nielsen and Russell A. Powell
    Consciousness and Cognition 22 (4): 1181-1188. 2013.
    We previously reported that college students who indicated engaging in frequent dream-enacting behaviors also scored high on a new measure of mirror behaviors, which is the propensity to imitate another person’s emotions or actions. Since dream-enacting behaviors are frequently the culmination of nightmares, one explanation for the observed relationship is that individuals who frequently display mirror behaviors are also prone to nightmares. We used the Mirror Behavior Questionnaire and self-rep…Read more
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    Relationships between non-pathological dream-enactment and mirror behaviors
    with Tore Nielsen
    Consciousness and Cognition 22 (3): 975-986. 2013.
    Dream-enacting behaviors are behavioral expressions of forceful dream images often occurring during sleep-to-wakefulness transitions. We propose that DEBs reflect brain activity underlying social cognition, in particular, motor-affective resonance generated by the mirror neuron system. We developed a Mirror Behavior Questionnaire to assess some dimensions of mirror behaviors and investigated relationships between MBQ scores and DEBs in a large of university undergraduate cohort. MBQ scores were …Read more