nard0030: May 2012 Archives

There is not a great way to incorporate the three chapters for 3 make up points so I will just segue as best as I can. First talking about consciousness, one of the things that I find most fascinating is lucid dreaming. I have always been able to remember my dreams with a decent amount of detail and frequency. There is one dream in particular where I believe I experienced a lucid dream. I was able to be aware of the fact that I was dreaming but at the same time was not able to control everything in the dream, just what I did. I remember it vividly because I was able to fly and that was probably the most exhilarating experience I've ever had. However, I did find that I woke up not feeling as rested and refreshed as a good nights sleep usually entails.
Continuing from that, when I was younger, I had bad dreams a lot. I am sure my parents were not happy but every time I would wake up I would go into their room and wake them up. Logically it is a weird notion to consider because their room is a short walk down the hall yet I felt exponentially safer and much less afraid when I was in there. This coincides a little with the developmental theory of contact comfort.
There is no correlation with either of the two previous topics but another thing I found interesting was the Stanford Prison Study. Before I actually read this in the textbook I had watched a movie called, "The Experiment" with Adrien Brody and it focused on this study. It brings to light some of the more sadistic and power hungry impulses that humans possess even though they stay dormant in everyday life unless provoked. What surprised me most about this study is that in only took the people in the prisoner's place two days before they revolted. It would be interesting to see what I would do in that situation, I would like to think that I would be able to be the guy that does not stray from his morals and ideals but in high pressure situation sometimes your Id takes over.

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