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Unformatted text preview: SLEEP March 18, 2008 Altered states of consciousness is a universal goal of many cultures and societies (both primitive and modern) Progressive muscle relaxation technique Psychoactive drugs o Affect mood and/or consciousness; can be controlled (prescription) substances or illicit (street) drug or OTC drug or herbal remedy o Dopamine is the neurotransmitter involved Why use drugs that are clearly bad for you? o Mood temperament (anxious, neurotic) (smokers/alcoholics) o Activity temperament (hyperactive, impulsive) (kids with ADD/ADHD) o Novelty seeking temperament (sensation seekers/risk takers) (greater effects of drugs, easier to get hooked) o Learning (cope with anger/helplessness) o Cognitive (cant regulate own behavior) o Effect on brain makes quitting difficult o Heredity (genetically low response) o Also: stress, age of onset Factors that reduce risk: parental support, coping skills, academic/social competence, religious...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Takchung during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.
- Spring '08