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Unformatted text preview: Benefit: Don’t have to pay attention as much Disadvantage: Hard to stop Consciousness • One’s current level of awareness of the environment and of one’s own mental processes • Things you’re not conscious of can still affect your behavior o No conscious processes: Not consciously available, or at least not fully o Preconscious processes: Not currently conscious but could easily be o Implicit processing can occur without conscious effort or conscious access to processes. Demonstrated through indirect tests. • Mode of Consciousness o Ornstein’s Distinction Active Mode: Shuts out irrelevant information and focuses on selected information Receptive Mode: Less focused, more passive, doesn’t exclude as much...
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- Spring '08
- Consciousness, Unconscious mind, attention Cos Attention