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Objectives:
Discuss the nature of consciousness and its significance in the history of psychology.
•Contrast consciousness and subconscious information processing.
•Discuss the content and potential functions of daydreams and fantasies.
•Discuss the importance of seasonal, monthly, and daily biological rhythms.
•Describe the cyclical nature and possible functions of sleep.
•Identify the major sleep disorders
•Discuss the content and possible functions of dreams.
•Discuss hypnosis, noting the behavior of hypnotized people and claims regarding its uses.
•Discuss the controversy over whether hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness.
•Discuss the nature of drug dependence and identify some common misconceptions about addiction.
•Describe the physiological effects of depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens.
•Discuss the factors that contribute to drug use.
•Describe the near-death experience and the controversy over whether it provides evidence for a mind-body dualism.

Essential Questions:
  • How do psychologists define consciousness?
  • What happens during the sleep cycle?
  • How do psychoactive drugs affect behavior?
  • How do we know whether hypnosis is a real psychological phenomenon?

Key Terms and Key People:

consciousness
biological rhythms
circadian rhythms
REM sleep
alpha waves
sleep
hallucinations
delta waves
insomnia
narcolepsy
sleep apnea
night terrors
dream
manifest content
latent content
REM rebound
hypnosis
posthypnotic amnesia
posthypnotic suggestion
dissociation
hidden observer
psychoactive drug
tolerance
withdrawal
physical dependence
psychological dependence
depressants
stimulants
hallucinogens
barbiturates
opiates
amphetamines
ecstasy (MDMA)
LSD
THC
near-death experience
dualism
monism


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