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States of Consciousness
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Overview Waking Consciousness Sleep and Dreams Hypnosis Drugs and Consciousness
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Introduction Forms of Consciousness
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Waking Consciousness Consciousness —our awareness of ourselves and  our environment Psychology started with studying consciousness,  then with the behaviorism movement at the first  half of the 1900s (John Watson: “Psychology must  discard all references to consciousness”),  consciousness was phased out. The study of consciousness re-emerged in 1960s  corresponding to increased emphasis on cognitive  psychology, some psychologists even claim that  we are in the middle of a “cognitive revolution”
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Waking Consciousness Attention is selective —we see very little when  we are not paying attention Inattentional blindness http://viscog.beckman.uiuc.edu/grafs/demos/15.html Change blindness http://viscog.beckman.uiuc.edu/flashmovie/12.php Information Processing Automatic--we process a great deal of info  outside awareness (e.g., Bargh and Chartand  study, 1999) Serial processing—requires focused attention
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Sleep Circadian rhythm Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)  communicates with the pineal gland to  decrease melatonin (in the morning) and  increase it to slow biological activity (at night)
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