Consciousness and Behavior / Edition 4by Benjamin Wallace, Leslie E. Fisher
Pub. Date: 05/01/2003
Publisher: Waveland Press, 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.… See more details below
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.
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Table of Contents
What Is Consciousness?
Contemporary Theories of Consciousness.
A Taxonomy of States of Consciousness.
2. The Physiology of Consciousness.
The Central Nervous System.
Toward a Biological Basis of Consciousness.
Split Brain, Split Consciousness.
Altered States of Consciousness and the Split Brain.
3. Conciousness-Altering Drugs.
Pharmacology of Neurotransmission.
Basic Psychopharmacological Concepts.
Behavioral Stimulants and Convulsants.
Narcotic Analgesics (Opiates).
Psychedelics and Hallucinogens.
Hypnosis and Consciousness.
Assessing Hypnotic Susceptibility.
Correlates of Hypnotizability.
Hypnosis and Pain Control.
Hypnosis and Memory.
Hypnosis and Perception.
Contemporary Theories of Hypnosis.
Biofeedback and Consciousness.
The Biofeedback Training Process.
Biofeedback and the Production of Altered States.
Research and Biofeedback.
Meditation and Consciousness.
Contemporary Theories of Meditation.
Correlates of Meditation.
7. Sleep and Dreams.
Sleep, Dreams, and Consciousness.
Sleep, Dreams, and the EEG.
Theories of Sleep.
On Dreams and Dreaming.
Theories of Dream Activity.
Daydreaming: Another Level of Consciousness.
8. Sensory Deprivation.
Sensory Deprivation and Consciousness.
The McGill Studies.
Sensory Deprivation Research After McGill.
Restricted Environmental Stimulation Theory.
Sensory Deprivation and Altered States of Consciousness.
Clinical Potential of Sensory Deprivation.
Parapsychology and Consciousness.
Factors Influencing Experimental Findings.
The Out-of-Body Experience.
The Near Death Experience.
General Theories of Parapsychology.
Future Applications of Consciousness.
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