Psychology in Action

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T EXT E NHANCEMENT Page Chapter Outline 148 Learning Objectives 149 Chapter Summary/Lecture Organizer 150 Teaching Resources 153 Lecture Lead-Ins 154 Lecture Extender 155 Key Terms 157 Discussion Questions 158 Web Sites 160 Suggested Films and Videos 161 Books for Success 163 DEMONSTRATIONS, EXERCISES, PROJECTS Active Learning Activities 164 Brain-Based Learning Activities 170 Critical Thinking Exercises 173 Gender and Cultural Diversity Activity 177 Writing Project 178 Instructor’s Resource Guide                          Chapter 5                                                 Page  147     C HAPTER 5 CONSCIOUSNESS
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O utline Understanding Consciousness Sleep and Dreams The Power of Circadian Rhythms Psychology at Work: Dangers of Sleeping on the Job! Stages of Sleep Why Do We Sleep and Dream? Gender and Cultural Diversity Dream Variations and Similarities Critical Thinking/Active Learning Interpreting Your Dreams Sleep Disorders Psychology at Work Self-Help for Sleep Problems Psychoactive Drugs Understanding Psychoactive Drugs Research Highlight Addictive Drugs as the Brain’s “Evil Tutor” Four Major Categories of Psychoactive Drugs Psychology at Work Club Drug Alert! Healthier Ways to Alter Consciousness Getting “High” on Meditation The Mystery of Hypnosis Instructor’s Resource Guide                          Chapter 5                                                 Page  148 L earning O bjectives
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Upon completion of CHAPTER 5, the student should be able to: 5.1 Define and describe consciousness and alternate states of consciousness (ASCs). (p. 168) 5.2 Contrast controlled versus automatic processing. (p. 168) 5.3 List six common myths about sleep. (p. 171) 5.4 What are circadian rhythms and how do they affect our lives? (p. 171) 5.5 List the stages of sleep and describe a typical night’s sleep. (p. 174) 5.6 Why do we sleep? (p. 178) 5.7 Why do we dream? (p. 179) 5.8 How do gender and culture affect dreams? (p. 180) 5.9 Describe the major sleep disorders. (p. 182) 5.10 Define psychoactive drugs and explain how they work. (p. 185) 5.11 Clarify the major misconceptions and confusing terminology related to psychoactive drugs. (p. 186) 5.12 Why do addicts abuse drugs? (p. 188) 5.13 List the four main categories of psychoactive drugs and explain how they work. (p. 189) 5.14 Discuss issues and concerns related to “club drugs.” (p. 194) 5.15 Define meditation and discuss its effects. (p. 195) 5.16 Define hypnosis, and describe its myths and potential benefits. (p. 196) C hapter S ummary/ L ecture O rganizer I. UNDERSTANDING CONSCIOUSNESS A. Controlled versus Automatic Processes–- Consciousness exists on a continuum--with high awareness and controlled processes at the top, no awareness and coma at the bottom, and lower awareness and automatic processes somewhere in the middle.
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