Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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In the last paragraph, I briefly noted a strategy known as mental contrasting proposed by professor Oettingen (2014). The strategy implies vividly imagining a desired future (e.g., overcoming a bad habit), anticipating obstacles for realizing this future, and making plans on how to overcome these barriers.
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