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When our mental activity undergoes a change in quality or pattern, this is called a(n)
altered state of consciousness
Which of the following is bad advice for someone suffering from insomnia?
Lie in bed until until you fall asleep, even if it takes several hours
Which dream theory states that dreams are simply the brain's way of explaining random neural activity while sleeping?
According to Hobson and McCarley, the ____ area of the brain sends signals to the ____ , creating what we interpret as dreams.
Sheila once had a dream in which she was trying to reach something important but couldn't. The harder she tried, the less she could move-it was like moving in molasses. This is most likely explained by ____.
The tendency to act as though your behavior is out of your control and involuntary is called (the) ____.
basic suggestion effect
Larger and larger doses of amphetamines can lead to a severe mental disturbance and paranoia called ____.
Caffeine replaced ____ in patent medicines and over-the-counter preparations in the early 1900s.
Several of her friends suspect that Marnie is using some sort of drug. She is very thin, stays awake for long periods of time, and is often jittery, nervous, and somewhat paranoid. If Marnie is using a drug, it is likely to be ____.
This drug was at first hailed as the new wonder drug because the impurities that supposedly caused many of the addictive and unpleasant side affects of the previous version had been removed. In fact, ____ was even more addictive and deadly.
Which of the following is a long-term effect of marijuana use?
all of the above (lung cancer, asthma, immune system damage)
Most of our time is spent in a state called ___, in which our thoughts, feelings, and sensations are clear and organized, and we feel alert.
Which of the following situations is NOT an altered state of consciousness?
You are concentrating on a math test
When light begins to fade at the end of the day, the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the ____ signals the pineal gland to release ____.
Which of the following was NOT listed as one of the factors involved in the ability to go to sleep?
You hear about an accident that took place at 3:00 AM. The car was traveling along and then seemed to drift into the opposing lane of traffic, hitting an oncoming car head on. Given the early morning time, you suspect that the driver of the car that drifted over the center line most likely experienced a ____.
It might be best to say that adaptive theory explains ____, whereas restorative theory explains ____.
when we sleep; why we need to sleep
What is the first stage of sleep in which, if awakened, you will realize that you were asleep?
Which of the following statements about REM sleep is false?
Lack of REM sleep produces psychological disorders
If you are in REM sleep but are able to move around and act out your dreams, you may have a rare condition called ____.
REM behavior disorder
If you suddenly and without warning slip into REM sleep during the day, often falling down as you do so, you may have the condition called ____.
A sleep disorder that may require the use of a machine to force air gently into nasal passages is called ____.
Randall tells his therapists that he had a dream about riding on a train that went through a tunnel. The therapist tells Randall that his dream was most likely about sexual intercourse, as the tunnel represents a woman's vagina. Randall's therapist is using the ___ theory of dreams to explain Randall's dream.
Hypnosis has been shown to do all of the following BUT ____.
regress people back to their early childhood experiences
Jackie used Ecstasy while she was in college, but now that she has a government job she has avoided using any recreational drugs. Although she had no problems quitting, she still finds that every now and then she gets a strong craving to use Ecstasy again. Her craving is most likely the result of ____.
Alcohol actually ____ the release of GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits many brain functions.
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