Psychology Chapter 3

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our awareness of ourselves and our environment
 
consciousness
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the principle that info is often simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious...
 
dual processing
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the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus
 
selective attention
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failing to see visible objects when our attention is direcred elsewhere
 
inattentional blindness
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failing to notice changes in the environment
 
change blindness
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the biological clock
 
circadian rhythm
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rapid eye movement sleep, a recurring sleep stage during which vivid dreams commonly occur
 
REM sleep
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the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state
 
aplha waves
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periodic, natural loss of consciousness
 
sleep
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false sensory experiences, such as seeing something in the absence of an external visual stimulus
 
hallucinations
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the large, slow brain waves associated with deep sleep
 
delta waves
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recurring problems in falling or staying asleep
 
insomnia
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a sleep disorder characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks, The sufferer may lapse directly...
 
narcolepsy
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a sleep disorder charcterized by temporary cessations of breaking during sleep and repeated...
 
sleep apnea
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a sleep disorder characterized by high arousal and an apperance of being terrified
 
night terrors
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a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping persons mind
 
dream
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according to Freud, the remembered story line of a dream
 
manifest content
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underlying meaning of a dream
 
latent content
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the tendency for REM sleep to increase following REM sleep deprivation
 
REM rebound
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a social interaction in which one person suggests to another that certain perceptions, feelings,...
 
hypnosis
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a suggestion, made during a hypnosis session, to be carried out after the subject is no longer...
 
posthypnotic suggestion
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a split in consciousness, which allows some thoughts and behaviors to occur simultaneously...
 
dissociation
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a chemical substance that alters perceptions and moods
 
psychoactive drug
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the diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take...
 
tolerance
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the discomfort and distress that follow discontiniuing the use of an addictive drug
 
withdrawal
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a physiological need for a drug, marked by unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when the drug is...
 
physical dependence
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a psychological need to use a drug such as to relieve negative emotions
 
psychological dependence
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compulsive drug craving and use, despite adverse consequences  
 
addiction
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drugs that reduce neural activity and slow body functions
 
depressants
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drugs tha depress the activity of the cns reducing anxiety but impairing memory and judgement
 
barbiturates
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depress neural activity, temporarily lessening pain and anxiety
 
opiates
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drugs that excited neural activity and speed up body functions
 
stimulants
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drugs that stimulate neural activity, causing speeded-up body functions and associated energy...
 
amphetamines
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a powerfully addictive drug that stimulates the cns, with speeded yp body functions and associated...
 
methamphetamine
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a synthetic stimulant and mild hallucinogen. produces euphoria and social intimacy, short term...
 
Ecstasy
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psychedelic drugs that distort perceptions and evoke sensory images in the absence of sensory...
 
hallucinogens
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a powerful hall. drug also known as acid
 
LSD
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an altered state of consciousness reported after a close brush with death
 
near-death experience
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the major active ingredient in marijuana
 
THC

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