PSY 100 STRAYER UNIVERSITY 2

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Lesson: Consciousness: Sleep, Dreams, Hypnosis, and Drugs
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Page Title: Lesson Introduction Page Number: 1 Do you ever wake up and wonder if you were dreaming or if your dream really happened? You  aren’t alone. Different stages of sleep can provide you with different sleep experiences.   This lesson introduces you to: Waking consciousness Altered states of sleep, including dreaming How drug use and misuse interferes with psychological conditions
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Page Title: Lesson Objectives Page Number: 2 At the end of this lesson, you should be able to: Define consciousness and self awareness Define circadian rhythm and its nature Identify the different states of consciousness Describe the nature of sleep and sleep disorders and their treatment Examine the methods and practice of hypnosis and the different views about the  practice  Discuss the role of drugs and hypnosis and altering consciousness Page Title: Menu Page Page Number: 3 This lesson presents the following topics: What is Consciousness? Altered States: Sleep Altered States: Hypnosis Altered States: Psychoactive Drugs Page Title: What is Consciousness? Page Number: 4 Consciousness  is a person's awareness of everything that is going on around them and inside  their own head at any given moment. This includes  thoughts, sensations, and feelings . Waking consciousness  is the time you spend awake. You are alert, and your thoughts, feelings,  and sensations are clearer and more organized. When you experience states of consciousness  that are different than your waking state, you are experiencing  altered states of consciousness such as: Sleep  Daydreaming  Meditation Altered states occur when there is a shift in the quality or pattern of your mental activity. Page Title: Altered States: Sleep
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Page Number: 5 You must sleep. No matter how hard you try, your body's  biological rhythms  tell you that you  need to sleep. These natural cycles of activity include many body functions, including your heart  beating, regulation of your body temperature, and your sleep-wake cycle. The sleep-wake cycle, controlled by the section of the brain called the  hypothalamus , is a  circadian rhythm  which means it takes about one day to complete. Most people sleep for some  period of time during every 24-hour period. Page Title: Your Internal Clock: The SCN Page Number: 6 The  suprachiasmatic nucleus  (SCN), located in the hypothalamus of the brain, is the internal  clock that tells you when to wake up and when to go to sleep. When daylight fades, melatonin is  released and makes you feel sleepy. When the sun comes up, melatonin secretion stops, and you 
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