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Clemson - PSYC 2010 - Psychology 2010 Week 6 Notes - Class Notes

School: Clemson University
Department: Psychology
Course: Introduction to Psychology
Professor: Edwin Brainerd
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: Intro to Psychology and Psychology
Name: Psychology 2010 Week 6 Notes
Description: These notes cover what will be on the second exam
Uploaded: 10/01/2017
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background image Psychology 2010:
Week 6 Notes
Predisposed to having longer than 24hr circadian rhythm
-Genetic predisposition
Jet Lag
-Baseball teams flew from east to west and then west to east
-Played better when flying east to west
-Got extra sleep
Shift Work:
-Detrimental to the body
Light:
-Light hits the retina of the eye
-Then to the SCN of the hypothalamus
-Then to the pineal gland which secretes Melatonin
-Reduced light, Melatonin increases Go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday!
-If not, try to wake up at the same time everyday
-Open your curtains/go outside in the morning to reset your circadian 
rhythm
Brain Waves:
-Four types:
1. Beta – alert 
2. Alpha – relaxation/meditation
3. Theta – light sleep
4. Delta – deep sleep
Four Stages of Sleep: 1. From 1-7 minutes a. Theta waves
b. Hypnic jerks
2. From 10-25 minutes a. Sleep spindles
b. Mixed activity
3. STAGES 3 and 4 a. Slow wave sleep
b. 30 minutes
c. Difficult to wake someone
-REM sleep: low-voltage, high frequency, beta waves; similar waves to 
stage 1
-Most vivid dreams
background image -Paradoxical sleep
-4
th  REM period is the longest -90 minutes between REM periods Sleep Walking:
-Occurs during the deepest sleep
Night Terrors vs. Nightmares:
-Night Terrors are a sense of dread
-You can wake up from them
-Occur during the deepest sleep
-Nightmares are in the last REM sleep -Really bad dreams
-Longest REM sleep
8 hours of interrupted sleep does not equal 8 hours of uninterrupted 
sleep
-Better to have uninterrupted
-REM rebound: gets to REM faster and stays there longer 
-REM is mental restoration -Slow Wave Sleep rebound: REM make up and SWS make up -Physical restoration Benefits:
-Immune function
-Eliminates obesity and its associated problems
-Memory consolidation
-Makes memories more durable
-Synaptic changes
-Neurogenesis
-Problem solving
-Creativity
pg 159-161 sleep disorders Aging and sleep:
-As you get older, the proportion of slow wave sleep decreases and 
REM sleep remains the same
-Older people need 1/1.5 hours less sleep
-Tolerate sleep deprivation
-Jet lag is worse
Marijuana:
-Regular use in teens can permanently lower IQ by 4-6 points
-Increases the likelihood of schizophrenia if you are predisposed -Age 40+ has no changes

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School: Clemson University
Department: Psychology
Course: Introduction to Psychology
Professor: Edwin Brainerd
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: Intro to Psychology and Psychology
Name: Psychology 2010 Week 6 Notes
Description: These notes cover what will be on the second exam
Uploaded: 10/01/2017
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