Ch 5: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 5: States of Consciousness

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The States of Consciousness chapter of this Glencoe Understanding Psychology textbook companion course helps students learn about various states of consciousness and their causes. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the States of Consciousness textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Understanding Psychology States of Consciousness chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the consciousness state topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Sleep cycle
  • Reasons for sleeping and dreaming
  • Psychoanalytic explanations of dreams
  • Evolutionary explanations of dreams
  • Neuroscientific explanations of dreams
  • Sleep disorders
  • The circadian rhythm
  • Daydreams
  • Hypnosis and meditation
  • Psychoactive drugs
  • Types of drugs
  • Stimulant dependence
  • Depressant dependence
  • Hallucinogen dependence
  • Narcotics

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11 Lessons in Chapter 5: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 5: States of Consciousness
Intro to States of Consciousness

1. Intro to States of Consciousness

Consciousness is your awareness of how and why you react to your surroundings. As you watch this video, you may realize that you pass through multiple states of consciousness during any given day.

Sleep Cycle

2. Sleep Cycle

What happens when you sleep? Why are dreams typically more intense as morning approaches? This lesson will guide you through the stages of the sleep cycle that make up a full night's rest.

Why Do We Sleep and Dream?

3. Why Do We Sleep and Dream?

The exact functions of sleeping and dreaming are unknown, but psychologists have attempted to interpret what happens and why when we sleep. In this lesson, you'll explore the importance of sleep and some of the more famous theories regarding why we dream.

Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes

4. Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes

Sleep is essential for mental and physical health. But what happens when there's a problem with your sleep? In this lesson, we'll examine some common sleep disorders, including insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and parasomnia.

The Circadian Rhythm

5. The Circadian Rhythm

You wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. But some animals do the opposite: wake at night and sleep during the day. What determines the time of day you're active is your circadian rhythm, an internal clock that keeps daily time for you.

Hypnosis and Meditation

6. Hypnosis and Meditation

How can you reach an altered state of consciousness without drugs? Meditation and hypnosis are two techniques that can promote a relaxed state of mind. Watch this video to learn the difference between the two and their possible effects.

Psychoactive Drugs

7. Psychoactive Drugs

How do psychoactive drugs alter cognitive states? In this lesson, you'll learn how these chemical compounds affect neurotransmitter functions as well as explore some factors that can affect the outcomes of drug use.

Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

8. Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

This lesson will describe the six major classes of psychoactive drugs, give examples of substances in each class, and explain what they cause a person to experience in the short-term and the long-term.

Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine

9. Stimulant Dependence: Amphetamines and Cocaine

Many people take stimulants like caffeine in small doses every day. But what happens when someone becomes dependent on stimulants? In this lesson, we'll look at the effects of stimulants, including two commonly abused stimulants, cocaine and amphetamines.

Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

10. Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids

Addiction to depressants, like alcohol, sedatives, and opioids, comes with many problems. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of depressants, their side effects, and the treatment for dependence.

Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

11. Dependence on Hallucinogens: Definition and Examples

For centuries, people have taken hallucinogens. But what are the dangers? In this lesson, we'll look at hallucinogens more closely, including the history, side effects, and treatment of hallucinogenic dependence.

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