Monday, 7 January 2013
Lesson 1 Normal Waking Consciousness                                    Exam Question      Use the following information t...
Lesson 1 Normal Waking Consciousness                                    Exam Question      Use the following information t...
Altered States of ConsciousnessAny state we experience that is different to a normal state of                      conscio...
Consciousness Activity    Get out a pen and paper and start writing down all the             thoughts that come in to your...
Monday, 7 January 2013
Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in             thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc?Monday...
Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in             thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc?      ...
Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in             thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc?      ...
Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in             thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc?      ...
So why are the following ASC?                              Sleep/dreaming/daydreaming                              • thoug...
Monday, 7 January 2013
Self-control – Did he have difficulty                         maintaining self control, coordinating                      ...
Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his          thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in                  ...
Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his          thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in                  ...
Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his          thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in                  ...
Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his          thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in                  ...
Monday, 7 January 2013
What else would you do to learn the difference between                     NWC and ASC?Monday, 7 January 2013
 Watch the first five minutes of The Simpsons Season 14 Episode 2: ‘How I spent my StrummerVacation’.http://www.watchcarto...
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Lesson 3 altered states of consciousness 2013

  1. 1. Monday, 7 January 2013
  2. 2. Lesson 1 Normal Waking Consciousness Exam Question Use the following information to answer Questions 2 and 3. Roy was in a room learning words for a play in which he was to perform. While he was learning the words, a clock was ticking noisily in the room. However, Roy was able to focus and concentrate on learning his words without being distracted by the sound of the clock. Question 2 In terms of levels of awareness, Roy’s ability to focus on learning the words of the play is best explained as A. a controlled process that involves mental effort. B. an automatic process that involves mental effort. C. an automatic process that involves minimal awareness. D. a controlled process that involves minimal awareness. Question 3 During the time when he was learning the words of the play, it would be expected that Roy’s thalamus A. processed all the sensory information and was not highly activated. B. processed all the sensory information and was highly activated. C. directed his attention simultaneously towards learning the words and the sound of the clock ticking. D. directed his attention towards learning the words while simultaneously filtering out the sound of the clock ticking. 2012 VCAA ExamMonday, 7 January 2013
  3. 3. Lesson 1 Normal Waking Consciousness Exam Question Use the following information to answer Questions 2 and 3. Roy was in a room learning words for a play in which he was to perform. While he was learning the words, a clock was ticking noisily in the room. However, Roy was able to focus and concentrate on learning his words without being distracted by the sound of the clock. Question 2 In terms of levels of awareness, Roy’s ability to focus on learning the words of the play is best explained as A. a controlled process that involves mental effort. B. an automatic process that involves mental effort. C. an automatic process that involves minimal awareness. D. a controlled process that involves minimal awareness. Question 3 During the time when he was learning the words of the play, it would be expected that Roy’s thalamus A. processed all the sensory information and was not highly activated. B. processed all the sensory information and was highly activated. C. directed his attention simultaneously towards learning the words and the sound of the clock ticking. D. directed his attention towards learning the words while simultaneously filtering out the sound of the clock ticking. 2012 VCAA ExamMonday, 7 January 2013
  4. 4. Altered States of ConsciousnessAny state we experience that is different to a normal state of consciousness.This can be judged on the characteristics that we determine our normal state of consciousness: * Level of Awareness * Content Limitations * Controlled and automatic processes * Perceptual and cognitive distortions * Emotional awareness * Self-control * Time OrientationMonday, 7 January 2013
  5. 5. Consciousness Activity Get out a pen and paper and start writing down all the thoughts that come in to your mind Keep writing until told to stop Don’t read over what you have written or worry about spelling and/or grammar - just keep writing Don’t talk to those around youMonday, 7 January 2013
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  7. 7. Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc?Monday, 7 January 2013
  8. 8. Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc? Changes in emotional feeling? Do you feel a change in how you feel dependent on what you were writing about?Monday, 7 January 2013
  9. 9. Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc? Changes in emotional feeling? Do you feel a change in how you feel dependent on what you were writing about? Disturbed sense of time? How long do you think we were writing for?Monday, 7 January 2013
  10. 10. Distortions in Cognition. Where there any changes in thought content? Disorganised thought, fantasy etc? Changes in emotional feeling? Do you feel a change in how you feel dependent on what you were writing about? Disturbed sense of time? How long do you think we were writing for? Distortions of Perception? Did you notice any changes in perception? Were you more or less aware of the outside world?Monday, 7 January 2013
  11. 11. So why are the following ASC? Sleep/dreaming/daydreaming • thought patterns are disorganised • distorted perception of time • lack of control of movements • sensations and perceptions are dulled From drug use • thought processes are disorganised Hypnosis • sensations or perceptions are dulled or heightened • distorted perception of time • memory impaired • sensations or perceptions are • more/less/inappropriate emotional reactions dulled (for example, pain) • distorted perception of time • loss of awareness of self • lack of self control • can increase self control (for example, quitting smoking) • more suggestible, so less inhibitedMonday, 7 January 2013
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  13. 13. Self-control – Did he have difficulty maintaining self control, coordinating and controlling movements?Monday, 7 January 2013
  14. 14. Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in the morning? Self-control – Did he have difficulty maintaining self control, coordinating and controlling movements?Monday, 7 January 2013
  15. 15. Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in the morning? Changes in emotional feeling? What do you think his emotional state would be like? Self-control – Did he have difficulty maintaining self control, coordinating and controlling movements?Monday, 7 January 2013
  16. 16. Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in the morning? Changes in emotional feeling? What do you think his emotional state would be like? Disturbed sense oftime? Do you think hewould know how long he Self-control – Did he have difficulty had been drinking? Or maintaining self control, coordinating how long he was in the and controlling movements? shop?Monday, 7 January 2013
  17. 17. Distortions in Cognition. Do you think his thoughts were disorganised, will he remember this in the morning? Changes in emotional feeling? What do you think his emotional state would be like? Disturbed sense oftime? Do you think hewould know how long he Self-control – Did he have difficulty had been drinking? Or maintaining self control, coordinating how long he was in the and controlling movements? shop? Distortions of Perception? Would this guy notice be experiencing any changes in perception?Monday, 7 January 2013
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  19. 19. What else would you do to learn the difference between NWC and ASC?Monday, 7 January 2013
  20. 20.  Watch the first five minutes of The Simpsons Season 14 Episode 2: ‘How I spent my StrummerVacation’.http://www.watchcartoononline.com/the-simpsons-season-14-episode-2-how-i-spent-my-strummer-vacation  1 Make a list of the various ways Homer tried to alter his state of consciousness. Categorise these altered states of consciousness as drug-induced or non drug- induced.  2 List the various effects that Homer experienced while in an altered state of consciousness. Categorise these changes in terms of: > perception—sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch > thinking—including problem solving, reasoning and understanding > memory > emotions > behaviours—including self-control, coordination, balance and speech > perception of time—e.g. understanding the amount of time that has passedActivity 2 Create a mind map comparing normal waking consciousness and altered states of consciousnesson each of the following characteristics: • level of awareness • content limitations • controlled and automatic processes • perceptual and cognitive distortions • emotional awareness • self-control • time orientationTable 3.2 p64 of Oxford Text will assist you with the material required to complete this activity.Monday, 7 January 2013

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