Chapter 5 - Chapter 5: Mind, Consciousness, and Alternate...

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Chapter 5: Mind, Consciousness, and Alternate States Consciousness Awareness o Aware of internal events and of the external environment Self-awareness The top level of consciousness Awareness that others are observing, evaluating, and reacting to what you are doing 4 levels of Consciousness Nonconscious processes o Do not require you to be aware o Heart rate, breathing Preconscious Memories o Any information that you are not focusing on o Personal experiences, sports scores, geography Unattended Information o Always surrounded by so much stimulation, but then hearing your name and you can focus in on it Unconscious o Sigmund Freud and repressed memories of certain life experiences Functions of Consciousness Aiding survival o Restrictive function Selective storage o Remembering bad encounters Planning function o Stop, think, consider alternatives based on past experience and knowledge Sleep and Dreams Circadian Rhythm o Internal clock Metabolism, heart rate, body temp
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 001 taught by Professor A during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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Chapter 5 - Chapter 5: Mind, Consciousness, and Alternate...

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