ch06 - Consciousness CHAPTER6 LectureOutline 1. 2. 3. 4. 5....

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CHAPTER 6 Consciousness
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Lecture Outline 1. When We Are Awake: Conscious Awareness 2. Preconscious and Unconscious States 3.  Hypnosis  4.  Meditation 5. When We Are Asleep  6.  Psychoactive Drugs
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1) When We Are Awake: Conscious  Awareness What is Consciousness? Everything you are thinking about right now!  Your awareness of your surroundings and yourself.   Stream of consciousness - a continuing flow of changing  thoughts. -William James, 1890. Consciousness involves Attention Monitoring Remembering Planning
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Discussion Question Are their different states of consciousness?
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2) Preconscious and Unconscious States Preconscious  -   Information  from your past that is stored  in your long term memory  and can be easily accessed if  you need it. Example- What you did last weekend? Unconscious  - Information  from your past is stored in  your long term memory but it  is NOT easily accessed. Example- A memory of being raped.
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Cognitive View of the Unconscious We have two types of memory Explicit- Memories that we are consciously aware of Examples include memories of things we have done and facts Implicit- Memories that we are unconsciously aware of Examples include: Knowing how to ride a bike.  It is difficult to consciously explain  how to balance on a bike.
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