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an individual's state of awareness, including a person's feelings, sensations, ideas, and perceptions
a regular sequence of biological processes such as temperature and sleep that occurs every 24 hours
a state of consciousness resulting from a narrowed focus of attention and characterized by heightened suggestibility
state in which participants become highly receptive and responsive to certain internal and external stimuli
a systermatic narrowing of attention on an image, thought, bodily process, or external object with the goal of clearing one's mind and producing relaxation
the process of learning to learning to control bodily states by monitoring th estates to be controlled
teach people to control physiological responses, including: brain waves, blood pressure, sweat gland activity, heart rate, skin temperature, muscular control, relaxing techniques
Opiates (morphine, heroin)
decrease pain, decrease attention to real world, unpleasant withdrawal effects as drug's effect wears off
a machine used to record the electrical activity of huge portions of the brain
(theory of purpose of dreams): the brain's way of removing certain unneeded memories (form of mental housekeeping for unnecessary details)
(theory of dreaming): "may serve no function whatsoever", unimportant result of stimulating certain brain cells during sleep
Psychological dependence on drugs/alcohol
without the drug, the person is restless, irritable, uneasy, nervous, and anxious
Physical dependence on drugs/alcohol
person could go into withdrawal since the body is addicted to the drug and needs an increased dosage to get the next high
irregular pulse rate and breathing, dreaming, build efficient learning and memory processes
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