Changes in Consciousness & Psychological Function


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_____ are when a person pushes negative stimuli or thoughts out of the mind to protect themselves from negative emotions. They are not possible when someone is sleeping or in a coma.

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1. Taking a math final exam would be an example of a(n) _____ process, and making one's daily peanut butter and jelly sandwich would be an example of a(n) _____ process. How well we are able to do these processes depends on our level of consciousness.

2. Which of the following does NOT decrease when level of consciousness decreases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Consciousness and the ability to function is a basic human concept. Answer questions that will test what you know about things like being protected from certain emotions and completing normal everyday tasks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked questions on topics that pertain to consciousness, such as:

  • A vocabulary term related to pushing negative thoughts away
  • The two types of psychological processes
  • Decreased consciousness
  • Altered states of consciousness
  • Psychological functioning that is disrupted by alcohol consumption

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on consciousness and the ability to function
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of psychological functioning and how it's connected to certain types of consciousness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what occurs when levels of consciousness decrease

Additional Learning

Interested students can learn more about how the mind works via the lesson entitled Changes in Consciousness & Psychological Function, where they'll have the chance to review the following study points:

  • What psychological functioning is
  • Consciousness and how it interacts with our immediate surroundings
  • Levels of consciousness and how they can be altered
  • How altered states of consciousness affect emotional awareness, self control and perception