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Slide 1 Chapter 9 - Consciousness Chapter 9 Consciousness
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Slide 2 Chapter 9 - Consciousness Conscious vs. Unconscious Influences We all think of ourselves as conscious entities … we imagine an “I” or “me” and that entity is a constant in our lives (or is it?). We like to think this conscious self is in control of our behaviour or, at least, our important behaviour. At the same time, we tend to believe that some animals at least are not conscious … and we are willing to believe that we humans are, at least, partially animals. Thus, it seems reasonable to believe that some of our behaviours are unconsciously influenced, and some are consciously influenced.
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Slide 3 Chapter 9 - Consciousness Evidence for a Distinction The Use of Oppositional Tasks Early research attempting to show a distinction between conscious and unconscious influence focused on perception without awareness methodologies that are problematic Recently (like in the 90s) researchers have begun using a logic that rests on the assumption that conscious and unconscious influences are different. If they are different, then it should be possible to find conditions where the two influences are biasing performance in different ways. > the Coke versus Pepsi example These conditions have the potential to tell us a great deal about conscious and unconscious influences, especially when contrasted with non-oppositional versions of the same task.
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Slide 4 Consciousness as a Catch-All Chapter 9 - Consciousness Within Psychology, Consciousness has many meanings, many of them relevant to psychology in different ways. Things like: - links between attention and awareness - the notion of self-awareness - consciousness as control (hypnotism) - altered states of consciousness - and more!
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Slide 5 Chapter 9 - Consciousness Selective Attention Think for a minute about all of the various stimuli you could be attending to right now. It doesn’t seem to us that all of these stimuli are being processed.
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 1 taught by Professor Stevejoordens during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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