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Ch 5: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 5: Consciousness

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The Consciousness chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with consciousness. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Consciousness textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Consciousness chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the consciousness 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:

  • The states of consciousness
  • Conscious awareness and self-awareness
  • Characteristics of levels of consciousness
  • Sleep's importance and dream interpretation
  • Kinds of sleep disorders
  • Types of psychoactive drugs
  • Consequences of drug abuse
  • Different altered states of consciousness
  • Memory recovery and suppression

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15 Lessons in Chapter 5: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 5: 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.

Conscious Awareness: Definition & Types

2. Conscious Awareness: Definition & Types

The human ability to be aware of our awareness is a remarkable thing. In this lesson, we are going to explore the levels of conscious awareness and see how they help us understand the world and our place in it.

Self-Awareness: Definition & Explanation

3. Self-Awareness: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we'll discuss the definition of self-awareness and its benefits to your life. Discover what can prevent a person from being self-aware, and learn about several tools to help you increase your self-awareness.

Levels of Consciousness: Definition & Characteristics

4. Levels of Consciousness: Definition & Characteristics

The mind is an incredible thing, responsible for processing lots of information at once. In this lesson, we're going to look at the levels of consciousness that allow this to happen and see how our awareness is created.

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

5. 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?

6. 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

7. 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.

What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

8. 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.

Altered States of Consciousness: Definition & Examples

9. Altered States of Consciousness: Definition & Examples

An altered state of consciousness is any state in which a person's sense perceptions are different than normal. Learn more about this concept with examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

10. 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.

Recovered Memory: Syndrome, Therapy & Controversy

11. Recovered Memory: Syndrome, Therapy & Controversy

Explore the idea and evidence behind recovered memories. How well has the idea of recovered or suppressed memories been researched? Has it ever come up in a larger context, such as court?

Depressants: Types, Examples & Facts

12. Depressants: Types, Examples & Facts

Explore the class of drugs known as depressants in this lesson. Learn more about the different kinds of depressants, how they are used in the medical field, and how they influence the central nervous system.

What Are Stimulants? - Definition, Types & Examples

13. What Are Stimulants? - Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn all about the class of drugs known as stimulants. Explore the different kinds of stimulants, how they are used in the medical field, and how they influence the central nervous system.

Hallucinogens: Definition, Types & Examples

14. Hallucinogens: Definition, Types & Examples

Hallucinogens are mind-altering drugs that are commonly known as psychedelics. Learn more about hallucinogens, the most common types and the various effects they have on people.

Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment

15. Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment

The kidneys, heart, lungs, and skin are all affected by drug use, sometimes severely so. You'll learn how and also the many different ways by which a person can be treated for substance abuse in this lesson.

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