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Ch 9: GRE Psychology: States of Consciousness

About This Chapter

Review content involving states of consciousness in order to be well-prepared for related questions on the GRE Psychology test. Take a quiz after each of the video lessons to verify your familiarity with the topics.

GRE Psychology: States of Consciousness - Chapter Summary

Studying the effective video lessons across this chapter will keep you from being caught off-guard by associated questions on your GRE Psychology test. You'll find the following topics presented in the chapter:

  • What consciousness is
  • The different stages of sleep
  • Why sleep is important
  • Theories on the functions that dreams serve
  • How hypnosis and meditation differ
  • Kinds of psychoactive drugs

Explore this chapter's short videos at your convenience from a smartphone, tablet or computer. The video tags allow you to quickly locate any segment that you want to see again.

GRE Psychology: States of Consciousness Chapter Objectives

The GRE Psychology test helps graduate schools determine your suitability for advanced studies in the field of psychology. The test consists of approximately 205 multiple-choice questions. Questions on physiological/behavioral neuroscience, including states of consciousness, make up between 12 and 14% of the questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: GRE Psychology: States of Consciousness
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States of Consciousness, Self-Awareness & the Unconscious Mind

1. States of Consciousness, Self-Awareness & the Unconscious Mind

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.

What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

2. What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

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.

Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

4. Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

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.

What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

5. What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

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.

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