Ch 22: States of Consciousness: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The States of Consciousness unit of this High School Psychology Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about why humans sleep and dream. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn why humans sleep and dream. There is no faster or easier way to learn about states of consciousness. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about narcolepsy, nightmares, sleepwalking and other sleep disorders.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and the States of Consciousness unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Social Psychology Unit Objectives:

  • Explore hypnosis and meditation.
  • Discover the types and causes of sleep disorders.
  • Explain the causes of sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Discuss night terrors and nightmares.
  • Learn about psychoactive drugs in relation to sleep.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: States of Consciousness: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

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.

Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

5. 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

6. 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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