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The effect of hypnosis is partially the influence of the hypnotist and the abilities, beliefs, and expectations of the subject.

Sociocognitive explanation of hypnosis

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Behavior exhibited when subjects thought they consumed liquor.

"Think-drink" effect

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Label given to the physical and emotional symptoms associated with preceding menstruation.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

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Dreams reflect the ongoing conscious preoccupations of waking life.

Problem-focused approach

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Consciousness-altering drugs that produce hallucinations, change thought processes, or disrupt the normal perception of time and space.

Psychedelic drugs

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Sleep periods characterized by eye movement, loss of muscle tone, and vivid dreams.

Rapid eye movement (REM)

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Drugs that speed up activity in the central nervous system.

Stimulants

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The theory that dreaming results from the cortical synthesis and interpretation of neural signals triggered by activity in the lower part of the brain.

Activation-synthesis theory of dreams

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Physical and psychological symptoms that occur when someone addicted to a drug stops taking it.

Withdrawal

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A procedure in which the practitioner suggests changes in a subject's sensations, perceptions, thoughts, feelings, or behavior.

Hypnosis

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Drugs that slow activity in the central nervous system.

Depressants

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A drug capable of influencing perception, mood, cognition, or behavior.

Psychoactive drug

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Awareness of ourselves and the environment

Consciousness

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A split in consciousness in which one part of the mind operates independently of others.

Dissociation

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A periodic, more or less regular fluctuation in a biological system; it may or may not have psychological implications.

Biological rhythm

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Drugs derived from the opium poppy that relieve pain and commonly produce euphoria.

Opiates

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A controversial disorder in which a person experiences depression during the winter and an improvement of mood in the spring.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Dreams reflect current concerns without problem solving.

Cognitive approach to dreams

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A biological rhythm with a period (from peak to peak or trough to trough) of about 24 hours; from the Latin circa, "about," and dies, "a day."

Circadian [sur-CAY-dee-un] rhythm

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Increased resistance to a drug's effects that accompanies continued use.

Tolerance

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Periods of sleep with fewer eye movements.

Non-REM (NREM) sleep

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A condition of the mind which is different from our normal waking consciousness.

Altered states of consciousness