Consciousness Part 2 9-30-10

Consciousness Part 2 9-30-10 - Consciousness Part Two...

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Unformatted text preview: Consciousness Part Two Altered Levels of Consciousness Hypnosis: systematic procedure that typically produces a heightened sense of susceptibility Various factors involved in hypnosis Anesthesia Sensory Distortions Disinhibition (some people feel more comfortbale) Post-hypnotic amnesia Hilgard Altered level of consciousness; dissociation Spanos Subjects interpret their behavior as caused by something other than self Rituals surrounding hypnosis INCREASE suggestibility and create expectations Hypnotic subjects are those more likely to be absorbed in fantasy Summation of Spanos beliefs: Hypnosis represents a voluntary action, brought about by expectations Hypnotic behaviors are highly, motivated, goal- directed social behavior Hypnosis is not truly an altered state of consciousness Good hypnotic subjects are most suggestible Altered States: The Impact of Drugs on Consciousness Psychoactive Drugs: a substance that affects perception, mood, thinking, memory, or behavior by changing the bodys chemistry Tolerance: the progressive decrease in a persons responsiveness to a drug Dependence: comes in both forms. Psychological Dependence: person must continue to take a drug to satisfy emotional cravings Physical Dependence: person must continue to take to avoid withdrawal illness i.e. caffeine: if dont take it irritability and migraines (also psychological) Categories of Drugs...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course PSYCH psych 111 taught by Professor Shellyschreier during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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Consciousness Part 2 9-30-10 - Consciousness Part Two...

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