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Pschology chp. 3


Hypnosis A social interaction in which one person suggests to another that certain thoughts or behaviors will spontaneously occur
Dreams A sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person's mind.
Reasons why we dream Satisfy our own wishes, file away memories, develop and preserve neural pathways, reflect cognitive development
Freud's reason for dreaming Manifest content and latent content
Posthypnotic suggestions Made during a hypnosis session to be carried out after the subject is no longer hypnotized
Dissociation A split in consciousness
Psychoactive drugs A chemical substance that alters perceptions and moods
Tolerance The diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug
Withdrawal The discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of addictive drugs
Physical dependence Marked by unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued
Psychological dependence A need for a drug such as to relieve negative emotions
Addiction Compulsive drug craving and use
Near-death experience An altered state of consciousness reported after a close brush with death
Consciousness Our awareness of ourselves and our environment
Dual Processing The principle that information is often simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious tracks
Our ability to attend to one voice among many Cocktail party effect
Being unaware of the sound of a ticking clock until you focus in on it is an example of what Selective Attention
Failing to notice a car while going over notes for psychology is an example of what Inattentional Blindness
While watching a movie you are unaware of the main character changing his outfit because you are focusing on the dialogue is an example of what Change Blindness
Created by: cfranci2