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Consciousness and Behavior / Edition 4

Consciousness and Behavior / Edition 4

by Benjamin Wallace, Leslie Fisher, Leslie E. Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205277012

ISBN-13: 9780205277018

Pub. Date: 07/17/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

What is the role of sexual fantasies in daydream activity? What are the latest findings in the controversial area of parapsychology? How do drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol alter a person's consciousness? This book presents the most thorough and most current overview of the phenomena surrounding the realm of the psychology of consciousness available today.

Overview

What is the role of sexual fantasies in daydream activity? What are the latest findings in the controversial area of parapsychology? How do drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol alter a person's consciousness? This book presents the most thorough and most current overview of the phenomena surrounding the realm of the psychology of consciousness available today. Though comprehensive in nature, the book is accessible, enjoyable, and requires little prerequisite knowledge of psychology. Its neutral approach explores both sides of such controversial issues as the influence of consciousness-altering drugs, hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, the physiology and psychology of sleep and dreams, sensory deprivation, and parapsychology. Psychologists, counselors, and educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205277018
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/17/1998
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.82(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface vi
1 Introduction
1(14)
What Is Consciousness?
2(4)
Contemporary Theories of Consciousness
6(6)
A Taxonomy of States of Consciousness
12(2)
For Further Reading
14(1)
2 The Physiology of Consciousness
15(29)
Microscopic Neuroanatomy
16(3)
Neural Conduction
18(1)
Synaptic Transmission
18(1)
Gross Neuroanatomy
19(3)
The Central Nervous System
22(8)
The Spinal Cord
22(1)
Research Techniques
22(3)
The Brain
25(5)
Toward a Biological Basis of Consciousness
30(1)
Historical Background
30(3)
Split Brain, Split Consciousness
33(6)
Visual Field
39(2)
Altered States of Consciousness and the Split Brain
41(2)
For Further Reading
43(1)
3 Consciousness-Altering Drugs
44(38)
Pharmacology of Neurotransmission
46(1)
Basic Psychopharmacological Concepts
47(2)
Sedative-Hypnotic Compounds
49(9)
Barbiturates
49(3)
Alcohol
52(6)
Behavioral Stimulants and Convulsants
58(7)
Cocaine
58(4)
Crack
62(3)
Narcotic Analgesics (Opiates)
65(5)
Psychedelics and Hallucinogens
70(11)
Marijuana
71(5)
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
76(5)
For Further Reading
81(1)
4 Hypnosis
82(26)
Hypnosis and Consciousness
83(1)
Historical Development
83(3)
Assessing Hypnotic Susceptibility
86(4)
The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale
87(2)
The Barber Suggestability Scale
89(1)
The Harvard Group Scale
89(1)
Correlates of Hypnotizability
90(1)
Cognitive Correlates
90(1)
Personality Correlates
91(1)
Physiological Correlates
91(2)
Hypnotherapy
93(4)
Habit Control
93(2)
Phobias
95(1)
Sexual Dysfunctions
96(1)
Hypnosis and Pain Control
97(3)
Hypnosis and Memory
100(2)
Hypnosis and Perception
102(1)
Contemporary Theories of Hypnosis
103(4)
For Further Reading
107(1)
5 Biofeedback
108(26)
Biofeedback and Consciousness
108(2)
Historical Development
110(5)
The Biofeedback Training Process
115(5)
The Trainee
115(1)
The Trainer
116(1)
The Instrument
117(1)
The Training Sessions
118(2)
Biofeedback Applications
120(10)
Headache
121(3)
Migraine Headache
124(3)
Asthma
127(3)
Biofeedback and the Production of Altered States
130(2)
Research and Biofeedback
132(1)
For Further Reading
133(1)
6 Meditation
134(20)
Meditation and Consciousness
135(1)
Historical Development
136(2)
Meditative Styles
138(6)
Concentrative Meditation
138(4)
Opening-Up Meditation
142(2)
Contemporary Theories of Meditation
144(4)
Deikman and Ornstein
144(1)
Welwood
145(1)
Washburn
145(1)
Walsh
146(1)
Theories Compared
147(1)
Habituation and Dishabituation
147(1)
Correlates of Meditation
148(5)
Psychological Correlates
148(1)
Physiological Correlates
149(3)
Other Correlates
152(1)
For Further Reading
153(1)
7 Sleep and Dreams
154(31)
Sleep, Dreams, and Consciousness
154(1)
Historical Development
155(3)
Sleep, Dreams, and the EEG
158(8)
Studying Your Sleep
160(6)
Sleep Deprivation
166(3)
Sleep Learning
169(1)
Sleep Disorders
170(4)
Theories of Sleep
174(1)
On Dreams and Dreaming
175(3)
Theories of Dream Activity
178(3)
Sigmund Freud
178(1)
Carl Jung
179(1)
Other Theories
179(2)
Daydreaming: Another Level of Consciousness
181(2)
Sexual Fantasies
183(1)
For Further Reading
184(1)
8 Sensory Deprivation
185(17)
Sensory Deprivation and Consciousness
186(1)
Historical Background
187(2)
The McGill Studies
189(1)
Sensory Deprivation Research After McGill
190(3)
Experimental Procedures
193(2)
Restricted Environmental Stimulation Theory
195(2)
Sensory Deprivation and Altered States of Consciousness
197(2)
Clinical Potential of Sensory Deprivation
199(2)
For Further Reading
201(1)
9 Parapsychology
202(24)
Parapsychology and Consciousness
202(1)
Historical Development
203(2)
Extrasensory Perception
205(4)
Clairvoyance
205(1)
Precognition
206(1)
Telepathy
207(1)
Remote Viewing
208(1)
Factors Influencing Experimental Findings
209(3)
Ganzfeld Controls
209(1)
Individual Differences
209(1)
Hypnotic Influences
210(2)
Psychokinesis
212(4)
Poltergeist Phenomena
213(2)
Kirlian Photography
215(1)
Random Event Generation
215(1)
The Out-of-Body Experience
216(2)
The Near-Death Experience
218(2)
Psychic Healing
220(2)
General Theories of Parapsychology
222(3)
Walker
222(1)
Stanford
223(1)
Schmidt
223(1)
General Problems
224(1)
For Further Reading
225(1)
10 Conclusion
226(5)
Future Applications of Consciousness
227(4)
References 231(48)
Author Index 279(12)
Subject Index 291

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