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Consciousness von Mind Map: Consciousness

1. States of Consciousness

1.1. Divided Consciousness- Dividing consciousness between two or more tasks

1.2. Walking States of Altered Consciousness- Changes in usual states of awareness during wakefulness

1.3. Sleeping and Dreaming- Dimmed consciousness during sleep

1.4. Focused Awareness- Fully Alert and Absorbed

1.5. Drifting Consciousness- Meandering Thoughts

2. Altering Consciousness through Meditation

2.1. Types of Meditation:

2.1.1. Transcendental Meditation: Repeating a mantra to induce a meditative state

2.1.2. Mindfulness Meditation: Passively attending to the flow of thoughts

2.2. Theories of Hypnosis

2.2.1. Role-Playing Theory: Hypnosis as a Social Interaction

2.2.2. Neodissociation Theory: Hypnosis as splitting of consciousness

3. Altering Consciousness Through Drugs

3.1. Types of drugs:

3.1.1. Hallucinogens: LSD, Mescaline, Psilocybin, PCP, Marijuana

3.1.2. Stimulants: Amphetamine, Cocaine, Nicotine, Caffeine

3.1.3. Depressants: Alcohol, Barbiturates, Tranquilizers, Opioids

3.2. Factors in Drug Use & Abuse

3.2.1. Social: Alienation, Unemployment, Cultural Norms, Acculturation

3.2.2. Biological: Genetic Influences, Effects on Neurotransmitters in the brain

3.2.3. Psychological: Feelings of Hopelessness, Sensation Seeking, Desire to escape troubling Emotions