Comparison of Dreams of Adults with Congenital and Acquired Blindness

Author: Ayesha Rasheed Bhatti

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The purpose of the present study was to compare the dream content of individuals with congenital and acquired blindness. Correlation research design was used for this research. The sample of this study was taken from Pakistan foundation fighting blindness, Islamabad, Government Qandeel Secondary School, Rawalpindi and Government Special School for Blind Girls, Rawalpindi (N=28; 14 congenital blinds, 14 acquired blinds) by using purposive sampling strategy. For the content analysis of dreams between congenital and acquire blinds Demographic sheet. Dream Content Recall Sheet and Dream Narrative sheet were used. Independent sample t-test was used to analyze the data. The research indicated that there is no significant difference between the dream content and visual imagery of congenitally blind individuals and acquired blind individuals.

Keywords: Congenital blind, Acquired blind, Dream Content, Visual imagery

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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