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Chapter 5

PSYC 1010 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Sleep Spindle, Sleepwalking, Non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep

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PSYC 1010
Rebecca Jubis

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PSYCH 1010
November 25, 2010
Lecture: Chapter 5 States of Consciousness
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4. Arousal and Cost/Reward Analysis
- Arousal refers to physiological arousal
- Where the body is ready to tackle and deal with the emergency (reactions)
- Extreme arousal is very uncomfortable
- To reduce the arousal is to HELP the individual RIGHT AWAY
- People don’t usually do this because of the cost and reward analysis
- “Do I help or not?”
- Half the time were not aware that were doing this
- Weighing the “cost and benefit” of the situation
Took 3 factors and put it together to form a model:
Connects to acting out (above) -Direct intervention
Connects to no acting out (above)-Indirect intervention (notifying
- 1931 development of EEG (Electroencephalogram)
- Studying sleep
Notice an event
Interpret the event
as an emergency
Decide that it is one's
responsibility to act
Decide that it is not
one's responsibility
to act (no helping
Interpret the event
as an nonemergency
(no helping action)
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