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1 Continuum of Consciousness
Chapter 7 Introduction to Psychology

2 Last night I slept….? Awesome! No interruptions!
Good! I went to bed at a reasonable hour. Not so good I was up reading fascinating articles on Psychology! TERRIBLE…People kept texting me about Psychology class! 15

3 Consciousness Awareness of ourselves and our environment
Individual’s thought processes Individual’s unique emotional experiences CONTINUUM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: A wide range of experiences that vary from being acutely aware to completely unresponsive

4 Controlled Processes Requires your full attention Examples:
Taking Tests Sports Events Surgery

5 Automatic Processes Performing activities that require little attention Examples: Watching TV Eating Walking

6 Which of the following would be an example of a controlled process?
Giving a speech Listening to IPOD Texting Chewing gum

7 Daydreaming Fleeting thoughts Conscious
Often takes the form of replaying events in one’s mind Re-doing events in one’s mind

8 Altered States of Consciousness
Awareness that differs from normal consciousness Drug Use Hypnosis Sleep Deprivation Yoga

9 Sleep and Dreams The Stages of Sleep are divided into 4 as well as stage called REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Dreams: A variety of sensory experiences that occur mostly in REM

10 The Unconscious v. Unconsciousness
The Unconscious: A Freudian term referring to a place where we hide our aggressive/sexual desires from our normal thought processes. Unconsciousness: Total unawareness to one’s environment

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