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Exam_3_Study_Guide1 - States of Consciousness What is...

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States of Consciousness What is Consciousness? Our awareness of ourselves and our environment What are altered states of consciousness? Daydream, sleep, drugs, meditation – not all there What are circadian rhythms? Biological clock, cyclical body rhythms Sleep deprivation Irritable, tired, poor judgement, more accidents, concentration, creativity EEG readings Big waves = late stages Alpha wave Short, random Delta wave Big, synchronized Sleeping pills and alcohol suppress REM sleep Night terrors – acting out nightmares Parasomnia = sleeping disorder Purpose of dreams Insight into concerns, rehearse situations Freud – sexual Jungian – shared conciousness Information processing Developmental Psychology What is developmental psychology? The study of congnitive physical and social change throughout lifecycle Sex determined by chromosomes Rosenweig rat enriched environment tests Isolated ones had small cortex’s and were sicker Stimulations is crucial for proper brain development *Jean Piaget – 4 stages of cognitive development
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Delaney during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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