Lecture 7 Consciousness Part 2

Lecture 7 Consciousness Part 2 - Altered Levels of...

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Altered Levels of Consciousness Hypnosis: systematic procedure that typically produces a heightened sense of susceptibility (take in things around you that might alter your behavior). Various factors involved in hypnosis Anesthesia Sensory distortions Disinhibition (do stuff you normally wouldn’t do) Post-hypnotic amnesia (don’t remember it afterwards)
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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.
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Altered States: The Impact of Drugs on Consciousness
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Psychoactive Drugs: A substance that affects perception, mood, thinking, memory, or behavior by changing the body’s chemistry. Tolerance: The progressive decrease in a person’s responsiveness to a drug.
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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.
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Categories of Drugs Stimulants: speed up activity in the CNS Opiates/Narcotics: mimic endorphins, increase pleasure and decrease pain
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Depressants/Sedatives: slow down CNS activity, induce sleep, decrease activity Hallucinogens/Psychedelics: alter perception, distort sensory experiences
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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