Module 7 Notes Psych 201

Module 7 Notes Psych 201 - Module 7 Notes A. Continuum of...

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Module 7 Notes A. Continuum of Consciousness: wide range of experiences from being acutely ware and alert to being totally unaware and unresponsive. a. Consciousness: different levels of awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings. b. Controlled Processes: require complete concentration, awareness, and focus to complete the task or goal c. Automatic Processes: activities that require little awareness, take minimal attention, do not interfere with other ongoing activities. d. Daydreaming: low level awareness, occurs during automatic processes, dreaming while awake. e. Altered States of consciousness: meditation, psychoactive drugs, hypnosis, sleep deprivation. f. Sleep: 5 different stages that involve different levels of awareness, responsiveness, as well as different levels of physiological arousal. g. Dreaming: consciousness when we are asleep but experience a variety of astonishing visual, auditory, and tactile images. h. Freud’s Theory: we cannot voluntarily recall unconscious thoughts or images. i. Implicit or nondeclarative memory: learning without awareness, such as occurs in emotional situations or in acquiring habits. j.
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