Lecture October 01, 2007

Lecture October 01, 2007 - • Consciousness. o What is the...

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October 1, 2007 o The more misses you have the fewer false alarms and vice-versa. o Medical- not as many false alarms, Legal- some false alarms. Perception . o Perception: The integration and interpretation of sensations: The whole is more than the sum of its parts. o Gestalt Principles: Rules that determine gestalt (context, closure, continuity, similarity, proximity). o Illusions: Faulty perceptions caused by a misapplication of gestalt principles. Example: Moon Illusion. o Spatial Context : You tend to identify the object based on the context in which it exists. Example: The 13 in the 12, 13, 14 series compared to the A, B and C. o Vision is a more important function than hearing or smell.
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Unformatted text preview: • Consciousness. o What is the consciousness? Consciousness/awareness involves monitoring and controlling ourselves and our environments. o What is the unconsciousness? The unconsciousness, according to Freud, contains psychological material repressed from consciousness. • Examples: Painful memories, forbidden desires. The material can be analyzed through dream analysis, hypnosis and slips. October 1, 2007 If psychological material is too painful, it can become spilt off or dissociated from the rest of the consciousness. o Sleep. o PSI....
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Lecture October 01, 2007 - • Consciousness. o What is the...

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