- Subject index
Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
Chapter 21: States of Consciousness
States of Consciousness
The term consciousness has a long history in psychology. One way to assess the concept is to consider how it has been addressed in our discipline's gateway—introductory psychology texts. The first edition of the classic R. C. Atkinson and R. L. Atkinson textbook appeared in 1957. The tenth edition of this text was published in 1990. The topic of consciousness occupies a chapter in a section of the text titled Consciousness and Perception; the specific chapter that deals with the topic is titled Consciousness and Its Altered States. The breadth of topics in this chapter is similar to what we find in more recently published textbooks (e.g., Davis & Palladino, 2007; D. H. Hockenbury & S. E. Hockenbury, 2006) and ...