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    • Lesson 2 - Normal Waking ConsciousnessMonday, 7 January 2013
    • Todays lesson Explain the concept of normal waking consciousness in terms of the following: • levels of awareness • content limitations • controlled and automatic processes • perceptual and cognitive distortions •emotional awareness • self-control • time orientationMonday, 7 January 2013
    • Characteristics of Normal Waking Consciousness Although the content of each person’s consciousness is unique there are characteristics that differentiate the different states of consciousness. These include: •Level of attention and awareness •Content Limitations •Emotional awareness •Level of Control •Experience of time •Cognitive processesMonday, 7 January 2013
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    • AttentionMonday, 7 January 2013
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    • Divided AttentionMonday, 7 January 2013
    • Selective Attention Level of Consciousness Divided AttentionMonday, 7 January 2013
    • Content Limitations Content may be limited and restricted through selective attention. It is generally organised and logical.Monday, 7 January 2013
    • Levels of awareness Controlled processes – Information processing requiring conscious, alert awareness and mental effort in which the person actively focuses their attention towards achieving a particular goal. An example of this is someone learning to drive a manual car. They need to concentrate on controlling the steering wheel, the brake, clutch and accelerator when changing gears.       Automatic processes - requires little conscious mental effort and awareness, minimal attention and may not interfere with other activities. An example of automatic process is someone who has been driving a manual car for a number of years. They are able to changes gears automatically.Monday, 7 January 2013
    • Time Orientation Time is perceived as moving at a normal rate. We also have an awareness of our place in time, and are able to focus on the past, present and future.Monday, 7 January 2013
    • Essential Learning Activities Learning Activity 1: Complete the following activity: Characteristics of NWC.pdf    Learning Activity 2: Watch the clip on the following link:   http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/media/upload/mobile.mpg   Using the characteristics of normal waking consciousness (in particular attention) describe what happened in the clip.  Monday, 7 January 2013