Chapter 5 Vocab Flashcards
A person’s subjective experience of the world and the mind
How things seem to the conscious person.
problem of other minds
The fundamental difficulty we have in perceiving the consciousness of others.
The issue of how the mind is related to the brain and body.
cocktail party phenomenon
A phenomenon in which people tune in one message even while they filter out others nearby.
A low-level kind of sensory awareness and responsiveness that occurs when the mind inputs sensations and may output behavior.
Consciousness in which you know and are able to report your mental state.
A distinct level of consciousness in which the person’s attention is drawn to the self as an object.
The attempt to change conscious states of mind.
The conscious avoidance of a thought.
rebound effect of thought suppression
The tendency of a thought to return to consciousness with greater frequency following suppression.
ironic processes of mental control
Mental processes that can produce ironic errors because monitoring for errors can itself produce them.
An active system encompassing a lifetime of hidden memories, the person’s deepest instincts and desires, and the person’s inner struggle to control these forces.
A mental process that removes unacceptable thoughts and memories from consciousness
The mental processes that give rise to the person’s thoughts, choices, emotions, and behavior even though they are not experienced by the person.