Ch 4: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 3: Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind

About This Chapter

The Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind chapter of this Worth Publishers Psychology Companion Course helps students learn about the various states of consciousness and their causes. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Worth Publishers Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover consciousness and the two-track mind 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 study:

  • What is meant by states of consciousness
  • Dual processing theory of consciousness
  • Attention as part of cognitive development
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Sleep cycle
  • Sleep-wake patterns in infancy and young childhood
  • Sleep patterns in late adulthood
  • Types and causes of sleep disorders
  • Why we sleep and dream
  • Hypnosis and meditation
  • Substance use, abuse and dependence
  • Types of drugs
  • Psychoactive drugs

Worth Publishers is a registered trademark of Macmillan Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Worth Publishers Psychology Chapter 3: Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind
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.

The Dual Processing Theory of Consciousness

2. The Dual Processing Theory of Consciousness

The mind is a miraculous machine - its ability to process information is astounding. This lesson reviews implicit and explicit processing: the dual processing theory of consciousness.

Attention as Part of Cognitive Development: Definition & Process

3. Attention as Part of Cognitive Development: Definition & Process

We pay attention in various ways, every day. In this lesson, we will look into the four types of attention we consistently use and look at how attention spans change throughout a lifetime.

The Circadian Rhythm

4. The Circadian Rhythm

You wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. But some animals do the opposite: wake at night and sleep during the day. What determines the time of day you're active is your circadian rhythm, an internal clock that keeps daily time for you.

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.

Sleep-Wake Patterns in the First Two Years

6. Sleep-Wake Patterns in the First Two Years

As every new parent knows, babies sleep differently than adults do. In this lesson, we'll look at two key changes in sleep patterns that develop in the first two years of life, the volume and type of sleep.

Physical Appearance and Sleep Patterns in Late Adulthood

7. Physical Appearance and Sleep Patterns in Late Adulthood

As people age, they experience many changes in their bodies. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the changes in physical appearance that happen in older adulthood, as well as how people's sleeping habits change in late life.

Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes

8. 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.

Why Do We Sleep and Dream?

9. 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

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.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

11. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

12. Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects

This lesson will describe the six major classes of psychoactive drugs, give examples of substances in each class, and explain what they cause a person to experience in the short-term and the long-term.

What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

13. 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.

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support