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PS264 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Lucid Dream, Autonomic Nervous System, Sleep Deprivation

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Camie Condon
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PS 264 Midterm 2 Reviews
Chapter 5
oMobilization or activation in preparation of actual behaviour
oActivation of the brain and body
Selective Attention
oHigh levels of arousal
oNarrow attention to classify new info
Negative Activation System
oAvoidance, inhibiting, when we are threatened
Positive Activation System
oApproach, directed toward pleasure and reward
oCue function
Determines type of response
oArousing function
Determine intensity of response
Collative Variables
oStimuli characteristics that include
Novelty- new and different
Complexity- # elements and dissimilarity
Incongruity- Difference, conflicting
oStimuli that elicit affective response
Attract or repel, positive or negative
Can heighten arousal
oActivity in order to attain incentive
Severity of the need
Value of incentive
Likelihood of success
Trait Arousal
oCharacterizes the individual more or less independently of the situation
oCharacterization across situations
oContinuous state
How on approaches
State Arousal
oTransitory emotional response involving feelings of tension and
oArises out of the individuals interaction with the environment
o2 types
Sensory overload

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Over stimulation, complex environment
Cognitive Dissonance
When two pieces of info are contradictory, narrow attention
Evaluation Arousal
Specific to evaluative situations
Peak Performance
oDoing the very best that we are capable of
oPersist in the face of distractions and adversity
Autonomic Arousal
oArouses the body, again directing blood to those parts of the body that
demand greater energy
Cortical Arousal
oActivation of various brain systems, often in combination with other
systems as the task demands
oStimulates, activit in the autonomic nervous system and in the endocrine
Anterior Cingulate Cortex
oControl anxiety and arousal
oHigh levels linked to brain activation, no direct link to mood
oLow levels linked to negative mood, high levels linked to positive mood
Sympathetic Nervous System
oDivision of the ANS
oPhysiological arousal8
oWhen arousal becomes very high our attention is directed toward the
location and identification of things in the environment that might threaten
our survival
Role of inhibiting responses
Outcomes of sensory deprivation
Organization of attention
oBroad or narrow
Chapter 6
Biological Rhythms
oPeriodic fluctuation in a bio system
Endogenous Biological Rhythms

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oCircadian Rhythms
Every 24 hours
Less than once a day
More than once a day, 90 mins
The amingergic cells
oGroup of neurons in the brain stem
oRest during sleep
Lucid Dreaming
oActively participate in the dream state as though we are awake
oRecord dreams
oRecognize when you are in a dream
oConfirm to self that you are dreaming
oPlan what you intend to do when lucid
oPractice skills
Sleep Realms
oSmall noises wont bother
oPulse and breathing change
oDeep sleep
Aminergic System
Prefrontal Cortex
Limbic System
Lucid dreaming
oWe can make decision about what we want to do
oLearn to deal with something in dream can transfer to life
What does sleep do for us,
oMetabolic rate, BO, glucose, insulin
oAttention, information processing, creativity
oCritical for development
sleep deprivation
ounable to reduce sleep to less than 4.5 hours
osignificant reduction in REM
osleepy, fatigue
Chapter 7
Drug Addiction
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