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Questions on states of consciousness

REM sleep

At 3 o'clock in the morning, John has already slept for 4 hours. As long as his sleep continues, we can expect an increasing occurrence of:


Shane, a straight-A student, remembers dreaming that he failed an important chemistry test. According to Freud, SHane's account represents the ______ content of his dream.

would report a vivid dream if he were awakened during REM sleep

Forty-year-old Lance insits that he never dreams. Research suggest that he probably:


The school of thought in psychology that systematically avoided the study of consciousness during the first half of the last century was:

physical growth

Deep sleep appears to play an important role in:

REM; stage 4

Paradoxical sleep is to slow-wave sleep as ______ sleep is to ________ sleep.

the circadian rhythm

Our inability to fall asleep early as we had planned, is most likely a reflection of:


Sensory experiences that occur without a sensory stimulus are called:

viral infection

Terry has not had a decent night of sleep in over a week. If this sleep deprivation continues, he will become increasingly susceptible to:

serial processing; parallel processing

Consciousness is to unconsciousness as ______ is to ______.

people often experience sudden visual images during REM sleep

The activation-synthesis theory best helps to explain why:


As Inge recalled her dream, she was dancing with a tall, dark gentleman when suddenly the music shifted to loud rock and the man disappeared. According to Freud. Inge's account represents the ______ content of her dream.

the cessation of breathing during sleep

Sleep apnea is a disorder involving:

our awareness of ourselves and our environment

Consciousness is:

a relaxed but awake state

Alpha waves are associated with:


Freud called the remembered storyline of a dream its ____ content.

any stage of sleep.

Sleep talking may occur during:

sleep apnea

Mr. Dayton occasionally stops breathing while sleeping. He wales up to snort air for a few seconds before falling back asleep. Mrs. Dayton complains that her husband snores. He clearly suffers from:

some people are able to test their state of consciousness while dreaming

Research on dreaming indicates that:

have very relaxed muscles

After sleeping for about an hour and a half, José enters a phase of paradoxical sleep. He is likely to:

Drink a glass of wine 15 minutes before bedtime

Which of the following is bad advice for a person trying to overcome insomnia?

REM sleep; Stage 4 sleep

Nightmares are to ______ as night terrors are to ______.

delta waves

The large, slow brain waves associated with deep sleep are called:

REM sleep

After Carlos had been asleep for about an hour and a half, his heart began to beat faster, his breathing became fast and irregular, and his closed and began to dart back and forth. Carlos was most likely experiencing:

mental processes.

By 1960, the study of consciousness had been revived by psychologists' renewed interest in:

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