psychology CHAPTER 4.pdf - Tuesday PSYCHOLOGY chapter 4 What is Consciousness 5 different definitions • 1 2 Consciousness as awareness Sensory

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 PSYCHOLOGY chapter 4 What is Consciousness? - 5 di ff erent definitions 1.& 2. Consciousness as awareness - Sensory awareness Awareness of the information about the environment around you - Selective attention Not aware of most of it; we pick and choose what we are aware of Cocktail party e ff ect: talking to someone at a party and hear someone talk about something in the background and shift your attention to that (you think that is important information) Which stimuli should I focus on? Being aware of the outside world - Direct inner awareness Being aware of what your feeling, thinking, visceral feelings, etc. 3. Freud’s Levels of consciousness Freud wanted to pay attention to defining levels of consciousness - Below consciousness 4 levels of consciousness - 1. Consciousness - 2. Preconsciousness Refer to information that we are not conscious of right now but if someone asked you what it was we could bring it to our mind easily - 3. Unconsciousness Concerned with thoughts and feelings you have and memory Freud has the idea about repressive memory 1
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - When something bad happens you choose not to remember of it and have. Hard time being consciously aware of it 4. non-consciousness - Anything that is below the level that our senses can detect cant hear grass growing 4. Consciousness as personal unity - Says that we have many di ff erent characteristics that we bring together to form ourselves and who we are - Ability to separate outsells from the people and environment around us 5. Consciousness as the waking state -
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