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Lesson 2 nwc


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Lesson 2 nwc

  1. 1. Lesson 2 - Normal Waking ConsciousnessSunday, 22 January 2012
  2. 2. From last lesson.... Lesson 1 - What is Consciousness? Question What does the term states of consciousness refer to?Sunday, 22 January 2012
  3. 3. From last lesson.... Lesson 1 - What is Consciousness? Question What does the term states of consciousness refer to? Answer The term ‘states of consciousness’ refers to the level of awareness of that an individual has of both their internal processes and external stimuli. Every individual experiences a range of different levels of consciousness throughout the progress of a daySunday, 22 January 2012
  4. 4. 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 orientationSunday, 22 January 2012
  5. 5. 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 processesSunday, 22 January 2012
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  7. 7. AttentionSunday, 22 January 2012
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  9. 9. Divided AttentionSunday, 22 January 2012
  10. 10. Selective Attention Level of Consciousness Divided AttentionSunday, 22 January 2012
  11. 11. Content Limitations Content may be limited and restricted through selective attention. It is generally organised and logical.Sunday, 22 January 2012
  12. 12. 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.Sunday, 22 January 2012
  13. 13. 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.Sunday, 22 January 2012
  14. 14. RecapSunday, 22 January 2012