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Unformatted text preview: Drugs Take medications Perceptual Illusions Stimuli that consistently produce errors in perception. Stimulants: Drug Highs Affects the central nervous system by causing a rise in heart rate, blood pressure, and muscular tension Caffeine Nicotine Cocaine Amphetamines Depressants: Drug Lows Impede the nervous system by causing neurons to fire more slowly Alcohol • Rohypnol Barbiturates • Nembutal • Seconal • Phenobarbital Narcotics: Relieving Pain and Anxiety Increase relaxation and relieve pain and anxiety Heroin • Methadone Morphine Hallucinogens: Psychedelic Drugs Drug that is capable of producing hallucinations, or changes in the perceptual process Marijuana • Act slow, sentences drag on • More in-tune, but affects vision MDMA (Ecstasy) LSD Mushrooms...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 1000 taught by Professor Handron during the Spring '08 term at East Carolina University .
- Spring '08