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Unformatted text preview: 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; voluntary actions, goal directed social behaviors, not altered consciousness Rituals surrounding hypnosis increase suggestibility and create expectations Hypnotic subjects are those more likely to show suggestibility and absorption 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 Depressants/Sedatives: slow down CNS activity, induce sleep, decrease activity Hallucinogens/Psychedelics: alter perception, distort sensory experiences Specific Drugs of Interest Marijuana THC active ingredient Short term effects:...
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