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general psychology chapter sleep dreams hypnosis drugs
your awareness of everything that is going on around you and inside your own head at any given moment, which you use to organize yout behavior.
which their thoughts, feelings, and sensations are clear and organized, and they feel alert.
altered state of consciousness
occurs when there is a shift in the quality or pattern of your mental activity.
REM (rapid eye movement)
stage of sleep in which the eyes move rapidly under the eyelids and the person is typically experiencing a dream.
non REM (NREM) sleep
any of the stages of sleep that do not include REM.
relatively rare disorder in which the person experiences extreme fear and screams or runs around during deep sleep without waking fully.
occurs during deep sleep, an episode of moving around or walking around in ones sleep.
the inability ti get to sleep, stay asleep or get a good wuality of sleep.
disorder in which the person stops breathing for nearly half a minute or more.
sleep disorder in which a person falls immediatly into REM sleep during the day without warning.
state of consaciousness in whcih the person is especially suseptible to suggestion.
drugs that increase the functioning of the nervous system
drugs that decrease the functioning of the nervous system.
drugs including hallucinogens and marijuana that produce hallucinations or increased feelings of relaxation and intoxication.
the active ingredient in tobacco
a mild stimulant found in coffee, tea and several other plant based substances
the chemical resulting from fermentation or distillation of various kinds of vegetable matter.
mild hallucinogen derived from the leaves and flowers of a particular type of hemp plant
condition occurring when a persons body becomes unable to function normally without a particular drug.
physical symptoms that can include nausea, pain, tremors, crankiness, and high blood pressure
the feeling that a drug is needed to continue a feeling of emotional or psychological well-being.
as a person continues to use the drug, larger and larger doses of the drug are needed to achieve the same effects of the drug.
a cycle of bodily rhythm that occurs over a 24 hour period