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Week 5 Notes

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Week 5 Notes PSYC 101 001


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Covers consciousness and sleep 9/13 and 9/15
Introduction to Psychology
Miki KItchen
Class Notes
consciousness, sleep, Psycology
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kaeli on Monday September 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 101 001 at University of South Carolina taught by Miki KItchen in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views.


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Date Created: 09/19/16
Week 5 Psychology 101 Notes Consciousness  There are 3 aspects of consciousness  o Consciousness­ “to know” o Awareness  Alert?  Focused?  Don’t focus on content­ senses o Content of awareness  Sense based o Self­awareness  Knowledge of yourself  William James o All of our former aspects of consciousness are accessible in the form of memories  Location of consciousness is not known specifically o Grows as you go up to the top in the animal kingdom  Doll o Innermost you must go through all of the brain o Outermost just pull it out   Circadian rhythm o Cycle that controls every aspect of the biological clock o Internal clock  Hypothalamus o Can change  Physical activity   Mood  Stress  Coffee o β waves  Actively thinking o α waves  Awake but relaxed  Laying on the couch  Slower and large  9­12 cycles/ sec o Gamma waves  1/3 of life sleeping  Not known  o Stages of sleep  4 stages and REM  First stage  Light sleep, can be awakened easily  Stage 2   Slower brain waves, eye movements stop, occasionally bursts of  fast waves  Stage 3   Delta waves, with smaller faster waves  Stage 4   Exclusively delta waves  REM   Selective attention o In­class meditation o Remove yourself from your environment  o Create new sensory experiences or focus on breathing o Not allowed to focus on everything  Not enough mental capacity o Creates gaps in consciousness  Can’t see everything around us  Shifting attention o Attention is never focused on one item o Limited cognitive theory  Explains limitations  Yerkes­Dodson o An ideal amount of arousal helps to perform a task  Meditation o Allows brain memory  o Helps a slew of diseases  o Mindfulness meditation  Focus on environment o Concentration meditation  Concentrate on the senses o Alters brain (in a good way)  Increases “brain padding”   Notice more detail o Hypnosis  MAY decrease smoking, overeating, etc.   Some of our brain disengages   Has ethics issues  Not consistent  Altering consciousness  o Drugs give us a sense of unity   Not always bad o Unconscious behaviors   Act like people you like   Because you want to understand their perspective  Research shows it makes them like you better  Because their behaviors are social cues  Connections in consciousness o Brain injury effects sleep o The more you sink in to your unconsciousness, the more aware you’ll be


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