Altered States of Consciousness: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is false?

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1. Which of the following is not an altered state of consciousness?

2. What is the altered state of consciousness that can be used to help someone quit smoking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will increase your knowledge on altered states of consciousness, which are changes in one's normal mental state that do not reach unconsciousness. The interactive quiz will test your knowledge by asking specifically about the features of altered states of consciousness and specific types of altered states.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What constitutes an altered state of consciousness
  • Specific altered states of consciousness
  • What can be used to help someone quit smoking
  • The uses of psychoactive drugs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the features of altered states of consciousness
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about psychoactive drug use in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding dreams, hypnosis, and mental disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about how conscious minds are altered, review the corresponding lesson on the features of altered states of consciousness. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies the definition of altered consciousness
  • Understands the affects of hypnosis and meditation
  • Examines the results of psychoactive drug use
  • Explores mental disorders in relation to altered consciousness