Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind

Consciousness and the Two-Track
Chapter 3
AP Psychology Lesson 10/15 (B) ;
10/16 (A)
• Journal prompt: Dual processing
• Sleep Log assignment due 10/20; 10/21
– Video: The Mind Awake and Asleep with
• Drugs chart
• Go directly to library next class.
Journal Prompt 10/15 (B); 10/16 (A)
p. 87 Prompt
What is dual processing?
How does driving a car
involve both conscious
(explicit) and unconscious
(implicit) processing?
• 1.2 Distinguish between processing that is conscious
(i.e., explicit) and other processing that happens
without conscious awareness (i.e., implicit).
Forms of Consciousness
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Stuart Franklin/ Magnum Photos
Christine Brune
Bill Ling/ Digital Vision/ Getty Images
Consciousness, modern psychologists believe, is
an awareness of ourselves and our environment.
Selective Attention
Our conscious awareness processes only a small part
of all that we experience. We intuitively make use of
the information we are not consciously aware of.
Inattentional blindness
Test your awareness
Inattentional Blindness
Daniel Simons, University of Illinois
Inattentional blindness refers to the inability
to see an object or a person in our midst.
Simons & Chabris (1999) showed that half of
the observers failed to see the gorilla-suited
assistant in a ball passing game.
Change Blindness
Change blindness is a form of inattentional
blindness in which two-thirds of individuals
giving directions failed to notice a change in the
individual asking for directions.
© 1998 Psychonomic Society Inc. Image provided courtesy of Daniel J. Simmons.
Sleep & Dreams
Sleep – the irresistible tempter to whom we
inevitably succumb.
Mysteries about sleep and dreams have just started
unraveling in sleep laboratories around the world.
• Studying the Effects of Subliminal Stimulation
on the Mind
Freudian unconscious
• The art of misdirection
AP Psychology 10/21; 10/22
• Journal entry: Sleep debt. Extended prompt essay
about sleep debt.
• Library research from
– Psych Sim Sleep (Homework)
– Psych Sim Your Mind on Drugs (Homework)
Assessment of Chapter 3:
– Sleep research from library/ web quest, counts a journal
– Psych sim lessons and Journal responses due 10/28; 10/29.
– Take-home quiz to practice multiple choice questions,
handed out Monday/ Tuesday next week.
Journal for Chapter 3
Dual processing
Sleep debt (extended response counts as two)
Dream theory
Sleep log
Drug Chart (counts as two)
Psych sim Sleep
Psych sim Drugs
Journal Prompt 10/21; 10/22
Learning Objective:
• Characteristics of sleep
p. 97. Sleep debt
Answer these questions in essay form.
Use examples from the text, your sleep
log, and research from in your essay.
What is sleep debt? What are some
behavioral effects of sleep debt?
In the last two weeks, did you have a
sleep debt? How did it affect you?
If you did not have a sleep debt, how do
you manage to get an effective amount
of sleep?
Journal due 10/28; 10/29
Journal Prompt 10/23 (A) ; 10/27
• Describe hypnosis and
surrounding its nature
and use.
Prompt: p. 110-111
a) Summarize the social
influence argument that
hypnosis is not an altered
state of consciousness.
b) Explain Ernest Hilgard’s
theory about hypnosis
and consciousness.
Facts and Falsehood
Those who practice hypnosis agree that its power
resides in the subject’s openness to suggestion.
Can anyone experience hypnosis?
Yes, to some extent.
Can hypnosis enhance recall of
forgotten events?
Facts and Falsehood
Can hypnosis force people to act against
their will?
Can hypnosis be therapeutic?
Yes. Self-suggestion can
heal too.
Can hypnosis alleviate pain?
Yes. Lamaze can do
that too.
Mimi Forsyth
Both Theories
Journal Prompt 10/26; 10/27
• 2.5 Compare theories
about the functions of
p. 107
What are the critical
considerations for the five
major dream theories?
• Freud wish-fulfillment
• Information processing
• Physiological
• Activation synthesis
• Cognitive development
AP PSYCHOLOGY November 3, 2014