7. Consciousness Part Two

7. Consciousness Part Two - Consciousness Part Two Altered...

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Unformatted text preview: Consciousness Part Two Altered Levels of Consciousness Hypnosis: systematic procedure that typically produces a heightened sense of susceptibility Various factors involved in hypnosis Anesthesia Sensory Distortions Disinhibition Post-hypnotic amnesia Hilgard Altered level of consciousness; dissociation Spanos Subjects interpret their behavior as caused by something other than self Rituals: surrounding hypnosis increase suggestibility and create expectations Good hypnotic subjects: are those more likely to be absorbed in fantasy. Summation of Spanos beliefs: Hypnosis represents a voluntary action, brought about by expectations Hypnotic behaviors are highly motivated, goal- directed social behaviors Hypnosis is not truly an altered state of consciousness Good hypnotic subjects are most suggestible Altered States: The Impact of Drugs on Consciousness Psychoactive Drugs: a substance that affects perception, mood, thinking, memory or behavior by changing the bodys chemistry Tolerance: the progressive decrease in a persons responsiveness to a drug Dependence: Psychological Dependence: person must continue to take a drug to satisfy emotional cravings Physical Dependence: person must continue to take to avoid withdrawal illness. Categories of Drugs Stimulants: speed up activity in the CNS Opiates/Narcotics: mimic endorphins, increase pleasure and decrease pain...
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7. Consciousness Part Two - Consciousness Part Two Altered...

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