Psych notes 2.26

Psych notes 2.26 - allows us to create a mental model of...

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Psychology. February 26, 2008 Consciousness Sensory awareness Selective aspect of attention Direct inner awareness Preconscious-pull up with relative ease Unconscious-repressed thoughts that can be hard to get at Non-conscious- Conscious-aware of Personal unity Waking state Consciousness Sum total of one’s awareness of one’s stream of subjective experience: positive & negative affect, altered experience, imagery, attention, self-awareness, alterness, internal dialogue, memory, body image, meaning, perception, time sense, volitional control 10 sub-systems (Tart) Memory Exteroception-what’s going on outside Interoception-what’s going on inside Input processing Subconscious processing Emotions Space/time sense Sense of identity Motor output Consciousness (Farthering) Attention Awareness Memory Consciousness can take many forms, while other mental processes occur simultaneously outside our awareness Consciousness restricts our attention. It combines sensation with learning and memory. It
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Unformatted text preview: allows us to create a mental model of the world that we can manipulate. Consciousness changes in cycles that correspond to our biological rhythms and the patterns of stimulation in our environment Daydreaming-mild form of consciousness alteration in which attention shifts to memories, expectations, desires, or fantasies, and away from the immediate situation Sleeps and dreams Circadian rhythm- 24 hr cycle Rapid-eye movement sleep (REM) =paradoxical sleep (EEG pattern similar to waking states) Non-rapid-eye movement sleep Sleep debt- deficiency caused by not getting the amount of sleep that one requires for optimal functioning Sleep Disorders Insomnia- can’t sleep or early awakenings Sleep Apnea-stop breathing and must come up to wakefulness Night Terrors-has no memory of what mental events might have caused the fear, dramatic experience, usually children have these...
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