PSYCH 12 - OUTLINE Modules 14, 15, 16 CONSCIOUSNESS 1....

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OUTLINE – Modules 14, 15, 16 CONSCIOUSNESS 1. Circadian Rhythms 2. Sleep Stages of Sleep Sleep Debt Why we sleep? Sleep disorders 1. Dreams o Why do we dream? 2. Hypnosis (read Module 15) 3. Drugs o Depressants o Narcotics o Stimulants o Hallucinogens
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DEFINING CONSCIOUSNESS Def: our awareness of ourselves, our behavior, and our environment Consciousness is not a unitary construct: Awake Æ different levels of awareness Today: Altered states of consciousness:
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SLEEP – CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS Circadian rhythm 1. Fluctuations in alertness, energy and mood over the course of the day. 2. These shifts are related to underlying bodily processes 3. Changes as we get older 4. We seem to function better (both cognitively/ physically) in our peak time : 5. Our circadian cycles run a little bit long. We see evidence of this in
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SLEEP? Wakefulness 5 Stages of sleep : Stage 1 Sleep - approximately 5 minutes Stage 2 sleep - about 20 minutes Stage 3 & 4 - about 30 minutes
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PSYCH 12 - OUTLINE Modules 14, 15, 16 CONSCIOUSNESS 1....

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