Flashcards in Chapter 9 Deck (14):
Awareness of external stimuli and one's own mental activity.
The level at which mental activities that people are normally aware of occur.
A level of mental activity that is inaccessible to conscious awareness.
A level of mental activity that is not currently conscious, but of which can easily become conscious.
A level of mental activity that influences consciousness, but is not conscious.
Sleep stages 1-4; slow, deep breathing, regular breathing, and reduced blood pressure.
A stage of sleep in which brain activity and other functions resemble waking state, but is accompanied by rapid eye movements and virtual muscle paralysis.
A phenomenon brought on by special induction techniques and characterized by varying degrees of responsiveness to suggestions for changes in experience and behavior.
A theory that hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness.
A theory that hypnotized people act in accordance with a social role that provides a reason to follow the hypnotist's suggestions.
A theory defining hypnosis as a socially agreed upon opportunity to display one's ability to let mental functions become dissociated.
Substances that act on the brain to create some psychological effect. (Psychopharmacology)
A feature of blood vessels in the brain that allows only certain substances to leave the blood and interact with the brain tissue.