Consciousness

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Conscious, unconscious, subconscious? Consciousness is the focus of the eighth video in a psychology course, and for his purposes, the narrator defines consciousness as "our awareness of ourselves and our environment." Aspects examined in the fast-paced lecture are selective attention, selective inattention, and change blindness.

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Pros

  • Due to the volume of information included in the video, consider using it as an overview that can be followed by group activities and whole class discussions
  • The explanations, although delivered at a very rapid pace, are concise and illustrated with animated images
  • Do view the Invisible Gorilla video
  • The video ends with a review of key concepts covered
Cons

  • Preview the captions to determine if they are appropriate for your classroom setting
  • The amount of information packed into the video and the rapid-paced delivery may overwhelm some viewers