PSYCH 2004 Lecture 12

PSYCH 2004 Lecture 12 - I. Perspectives On Dreaming, cont....

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Unformatted text preview: I. Perspectives On Dreaming, cont. II. Hypnosis III. Meditation IV. Psychotropic Drugs A. Generalizations about what they do B. General Categories C. Specific Examples 1. LSD, peyote 2. marijuana 3. caffeine D. Tolerance and Withdrawal b) Jung --- symbolism and latent content not so important. Dreams express our deep instinctive feelings/ thoughts about life. The content and symbolism in dreams are shared by all people. 2] Cognitive --- Dreams important, but no hidden meaning. They are an extension of thoughts or wishes from the daytime Day residue : Dreams are the product of neurons firing at night because we used those same neurons during the day 3] Physiological View (e.g. Hobson) --- Brain activity of REM sleep important for memory formation. This activity also leads to images being formed. Perhaps dreams start with random meaningless neural firing (in brainstem or visual association areas), and once images are formed, the brain scrambles to make up a story. Hypnosis --- What is it? What does it mean? hypnosis trancelike state of consciousness characterized by deep relaxation and suggestibility 2 Views : it is truly an altered state of consciousness no, its not-- some people are more able to enter hypnotic state-- perhaps they can enter that state without special techniques of a hypnotist Misconceptions about hypnosis : Only dumb people hypnotizable The hypnotized people are faking it. (Wrong, because brain scans show they are feeling/sensing what they claim.)brain scans show they are feeling/sensing what they claim....
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PSYCH 2004 Lecture 12 - I. Perspectives On Dreaming, cont....

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