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29 Cards in this Set

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A state of awareness including a person's feelings, sensations, ideas, and perceptions
REM Sleep
A state of sleep characterized by rapid eye movements, a high level of brain activity, a deep relaxation of the muscles, and dreaming.
Circadian Rhythm
The rhythm of activity and inactivity lasting approximately one day (The body's internal clock)
The failure to get enough sleep at night in order to feel rested the next day
Sleep Apnea
A sleep disorder in which a person has trouble breathing while asleep
A brain disorder characterized by suddenly falling asleep or feeling very sleepy during the day
Unpleasant dreams
Night Terrors
Sleep disruptions that occur during stage 4 of sleep, involving screaming, panic, or confusion; You don't remember these
Walking or carrying out behaviors while asleep
Require a low level of awareness and involves fantasizing, or idle but directed thinking, while still awake
Mental images in the brain without sensory information, originate directly from the brain
Jet Lag
When traveling to a different timezone your body takes time to get used to the time difference.
Nathaniel Keitman
A psychologist who stated that dreaming may not serve a function
Francis Crick
A psychologist who said dreaming was the brains way of removing unneeded memories
Sigmund Freud
A psychologist who stated dreams contain clues to thoughts you're afraid to acknowledge while awake
A state of consciousness resulting from a narrowed focus of attention and characterized by heightened suggestibility
The process of learning to control bodily states with the help of machines monitoring the states to be controlled
Posthyprotic Suggestion
A suggestion made during hypnosis that influences the participant's behavior afterward
The focusing of attentions to clear one's mind and produce relaxation
Psychoactive Drug
A chemical substance that alters perceptions and mood
The diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take larger and larger doses before experiencing the drug's effect
The discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of an addicting drug
Physical Dependence
A physiological need for a drug, marked by unpleasant withdrawl symptoms when the drug is discontinued
Psychological Dependence
A psychological need to use a drug, such as to relieve negative emotions
Drugs (such as alcohol, barbiturates, and opiates) that reduce neural activity and slow body functions
Drugs such as caffeine, nicotine, and the most powerful amphetamines and cocaine, that excite neural activities and speed up body functions
Psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, that distorts perceptions and evoke sensory images in the absences of sensory input
The dried leaves and flowers of Indian hemp (Cannabis Sativa) that produce an altered state of consciousness when smoked or ingested
A potent psychedelic drug that produces distortions of perception and thought