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1 Continuum of Consciousness Chapter 7 Introduction to Psychology

2 Last night I slept….? 1.Awesome! No interruptions! 2.Good! I went to bed at a reasonable hour. 3.Not so good  I was up reading fascinating articles on Psychology! 4.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? 1.Giving a speech 2.Listening to IPOD 3.Texting 4.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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