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- Basics of human consciousness
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. 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.
7. Activation-Synthesis Theory of Dreams: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you'll learn about one approach to explaining how and why we dream called the activation-synthesis theory of dreams. Following this lesson, you'll have an opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
8. False Consciousness in Sociology: Definition & Examples
This lesson describes false consciousness and provides examples of how a person might experience this condition. You will learn about criticisms of this approach and can consider whether or not you agree that false consciousness exists.
9. Manifest Content of Dreams: Definition & Explanation
What happens in your dreams is called manifest content. Read on to find out more about the manifest content of dreams and how different schools of thought view its importance.
10. Unconscious Mind: Definition & Explanation
The unconscious mind is a mystery to both ourselves and psychologists. In this lesson, we will investigate how the unconscious mind is explained, and test your understanding with a short quiz.
11. What is Daydreaming in Psychology? - Definition & Disorder
We all experience altered states of consciousness throughout our lives. The most common everyday altered state of consciousness is the act of daydreaming, which may actually be a healthy thing you can do for your mind.
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