Psychology Chapter 6

Psychology Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Consciousness: a person's...

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Chapter 6 Consciousness : a person’s perceptions, thoughts, and feelings at any given time Functions of Consciousness : monitor ourselves and our environment, to be aware, and to control ourselves and our environment Preconscious memories: memories that are accessible to consciousness, including things personal events, knowledge of words, locations or procedures, anything we basically do or know without any memory of it. (ex. Washing dishes) Unconscious: A memory, impulses, desires that are not accessible to consciousness (any memories, emotions, thoughts that we do not want to think about) Freudian slip: when you accidentally mis-speak. They are unintentional Remarks that are said to reveal hidden information (often Sexual) Automaticity: habitation of responses that initially require consciousness or conscious Attention (riding a bike, driving a car) Dissociation: temporarily splitting off, when you wander from the rest of your consciousness and function outside of awareness (daydreaming in class)
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