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Phenomenology

How things seem to the conscious person

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Problem of Other Minds

Difficulty we have in perceiving the consciousness of others

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Mind-Body Problem

Issues of how the mind is related to the brain and body

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Four Basic Properties

Intentionality
Unity
Selectivity
Transcience

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Minimal Consciousness

Low level kind of sensory awareness and responsiveness that occurs when the mind inputs sensations and may output behaviour

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Full Consciousness

You know and are able to report mental state

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Self Consciousness

Person's attention is drawn to the self as an object

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Experience-sampling

People are asked to report their conscious experiences

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Daydreaming

State of consciousness in which a seemingly purposeless flow of thoughts comes to mind

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Mental Control

Attempt to change conscious states of mind

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Thought Suppression

Conscious avoidance of a thought

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Rebound Effect of Thought Suppression

Tendency of a thought to return to consciousness with greater frequency following suppression

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Ironic Processes of Mental Control

Ironic errors occur because the mental process that monitors errors can itself produce them

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Dynamic Unconscious

Active system encompassing a lifetime of hidden memories, the person's deepest instincts and desires, the person's inner struggle to control these forces

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Repression

Mental process that removes unacceptable thoughts and memories from consciousness and keeps them int he unconsioucs

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Freudian Slips

Speech errors and lapses

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Cognitive Unconscious

All mental processes that give rise to a person's thoughts, choices, emotions and behaviour even though they are not experienced by the person

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Subliminal Perception

Thought or behaviour is influenced by stimuli that a person cannot consciously report perceiving