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PSY 101| The Psychology of Sleep and Dreaming

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alvin Notetaker on Saturday February 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 101 at Arizona State University taught by Mae in Winter2014. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psychlogy at Arizona State University.

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Date Created: 02/13/16
The Psychology of Sleep & Dreaming:    Biorhythms and Sleep  Circadian rhythms  ● Biological function that vary over a period of 24 hour.  Natural Sleep  ● Light   ● Body temperature (drop about midnight)    Resetting the Biological Clock  Retina  ● detect changes in the lighten  ● Send message to the hypothalamus  Hypothalamus  ● Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)  ● Send message to the pineal gland  Pineal gland  ● release melatonin  Melatonin  ● Adjust the clock    EEG  EEG ­ Electroencephalogram  ● Measures: brain waves  EMG ­ Electromyography  ● Measure: muscle contraction  EOG ­ Electrooculography  ● Measure: eye movements  ECG ­ Electrocardiogram  ● Measure: heart rhythm    Sleep Cycles   Awake ­ Beta (low voltage/high frequency brain wave)  Drowsy ­ Alpha  Stage 1 ­ Theta (last a few minute)  ● “Fantastic images” ­ like illusion/ a sense without the use of sense  Stage 2 ­ Last about 20 minute  ● have mixture of brain waves  ● “Sleep spindle” ­ rapid brain wave activity  Stage 3 & 4 ­ Delta (high voltage/ low frequency brain wave)  ● Last about 30 minute  Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM) ­ (low voltage/ high frequency brain wave)  ● Where dreams occurs    Functions of Sleep  Protective  ● increase survival  ● “hide out the night”  Restorative  ● restore body function  ● promote healing  Growth    Sleep Disorder  Insomnia  ● cannot sleep for no good reason  ○ Recommendation:  ■ engage in relaxing activity in dim light  ■ avoid caffeine  ■ engage in a regular schedule like waking up the same time and take no  naps  ■ exercise  Narcolepsy  ● Periodic overwhelming sleepiness  Sleep Apnea  ● Stop breathing or have trouble, follow by snorting.    Dreams  Usually when people dream, the person themselves is the star of that dream while the people  they know are the Co­stars of their dream.  ● Day residue  ● Mostly mundane    Theories of Dreaming  Wish fulfillment ­ All dreams are related to sexual wishes. All dreams’ contents are related to  sexual imagery.  ● Manifest content ­ seems to be on the surface  ● Latent content ­ being something below the surface.  Information Processing ­ Dreams, like deep sleep and REM, help organize memory  ● Studied by Cartwright  Activation Synthesis ­ Neuro­activity, during dream, is counting for random firing of neuron.  ● Studied by Hobson & McCarley  Nightmares ­ theorized to help prepare for future challenges    Others  When a person dies in a dream, the person person actually does not die in real life.  Lucid dream ­ be able to guide your dreams  Jung’s method ­ a way to study dreams is through an experiment where a small group of people  with no connection to the others are used to talk about their dreams. 


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