Psych 101, Exam 2 - Psych 101 (Exam 2 material, 9/20/07)...

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Psych 101 (Exam 2 material, 9/20/07) Consciousness I. Consciousness (definition) – our awareness of ourselves and our environments II. Mind/Body Dualism A. Plato believed that the mind is separate from the brain, that the mind survives the death of the brain. B. Of course, there are people on the other end of the spectrum, which is that the body is not separate from the brain. III.Emergent Interaction Theory A. The mind is an “emergent” property of the brain B. The mind can affect the brain and the brain can affect the mind. IV. Functions of Consciousness A. Aiding in survival B. Restricts attention C. Planning and Problem solving V. Types of consciousness A. Non-conscious B. Pre-conscious C. Sub-conscious D. Unconscious E. Waking consciousness VI. Day Dreaming Sleep and Dreaming
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I. Babies – 15 hrs., teenagers – 8-10 hrs., adults – 7-8.5 hrs. II. Biological rhythms 1. Periodic physiological fluctuations III.Circadian Rhythm 1. The biological clock 2. Regular bodily rhythms that occur on a 24 hour cycle, such as of wakefulness and body temperature. 3. Jet Lag – Harder to manage from West to East. The changing times zones are the cause for jet lag. i.e. you want to go to bed and feel like it’s 10 pm, but in reality you went 3 time zones east, so it’s only 7 pm. IV. Why do we sleep? 1. Repair and restoration 2. Conservation of energy V. Stages of sleep 1. Five distinct stages of sleep a. Stages 1-4 b. REM Recurring sleep stage Vivid dreams “paradoxical sleep”, body is paralyzed in this stage Muscles are generally relaxed, but other body systems are active 2. Brain waves and sleep stages a. Alpha waves – slow, short waves of a relaxed, awake brain b. Delta waves – large, slow waves of deep sleep
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VI. Dreams A. Freud – The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) 1. Wish fulfillment 2. Discharge otherwise unacceptable feelings B. Manifest Content 1. Remembered story line 2. Latent Content 3. Underlying meaning – dreams are generally symbolic. C. Activation-synthesis theory of dreaming –ambiguous signals sent from pons sends electrical impulses to forebrain, where the forebrain tries to make sense of these vague signals. D. Lucid Dreaming – Being aware that you are inside the dream while you are dreaming. E. Sleep Disorders 1. Insomnia – inability to fall asleep 2. Narcolepsy – Uncontrollable sleep attacks 3. Sleep Apnea a. Temporary cessation of breathing b. Momentary re-awakenings 4. REM rebound – REM sleep increases following REM sleep deprivation F. Sleep Deprivation – Effects of sleep loss 1. Fatigue 2. Impaired concentration 3. Depressed immune system
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4. Greater vulnerability to accidents G. Hypnosis 1. Pain control benefit Infant and Child Development (9/25/07) i. Developmental psychology – The branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive and social change throughout the life span. A. Neonatal period – birth to the first four weeks of life
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Psych 101, Exam 2 - Psych 101 (Exam 2 material, 9/20/07)...

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