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psych U5M22

consciousness and hypnosis

consciousness our awareness of ourselves and environment
what are the two states of spontaneous altered consciousness? dreaming, drowsiness
what are the two states of psychologically induced altered consciousness hallucinations, food/oxygen starved
hypnosis a condition in which people appear to be highly suggestable and behave as if in a trance
posthypnotic amensia
posthypnotic suggestion instructions given to a person under hypnosis to be carried out after the subject isn't hypnotized (to control symptoms)
social influence theory 1) hypnosis is not an altered state 2)some ppl are more easily affected by hypnotic suggestion 3)thesbians/volunteer bias: some ppl pretend to by hypnotic, but believe it is real
dissociation hypnosis causes us to divide consciousness into 2 parts 1)obeys hypnotist 2)hidden, silent observer
what does the power of hypnosis rely on it relies in the subject's openness to suggestion and their ability to focus on certain images or behaviors
what are 2 therapeutic uses of hypnosis treat obesity, relieve pain
what factors related to hypnotic ability are associated with highly hypnotizable people? highly suggestable people: vivid imagination, absorbed in music, reading, daydreaming, gullible
altered states of consciousness temporary change in one's normal mental state (person's sense of self or sense of the world changes)
ex of altered states of consciousness sleep, meditation, prayer, hypnosis
preconscious info that is not conscious, but if you think about it, you can be conscious about it
subconscious/unconscious is a reservoir of unacceptable thoughts, feelings, memories of which we are unaware of but which influences behavior
nonconscious bodily processes of which we aren't aware of (hair gorwing, firing of neurons)
meditation attention is wholly on one thing , focus on a peaceful, reptivie stimulus; slows metabolism and helps you to feel relaxed
controlled processing we are aware of what we are doing
automatic processing performing tasks mechanically (brushing teeth, washing hands)
sensory awareness to be aware of sensations and stimuli around you (when we are new to things; bottom-down; selective attention)
direct inner awareness aware of thoughts, images, emotions, things inside yourself
sense of self we are aware of ourselves and our existence (unique)
effectiveness of hypnosis? not too effective on memory; you can bring back memories but it is not always accurate, hypnotize into knocking out when administering anesthsia
zen respiration (direct attention)
transcendental mantra (focus on a sound/image)
sufism frenzied dancing/prayer
biofeedback a system of monitoring and feeding back info about biological processes
ex of biofeedback headaches, heart rate, blood pressure
sensory deprivation condition where subjects cannot see, hear, or touch anything
benson theory? you need 4 elements for relxation 10 quiet environment 2)comfortable position 3)"mental device" (something to focus on) 4)positive attitude--be willing to be suggestable
Created by: allyson.lee
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