Reaction time task: Longer time spent, the subjects are distantly related to each other.
Priming: exposure to a stimulus to influences a response later to that stimulus. subliminal and
Eeg: measures the electric activity caused by ionic flows within the neurson
Psychophysiology: measures of the body functions
Plethysmographs: shows how much blood is flowing through the body.
Saliva: measure stress and sex hormones
Scientific method: all about forming an hypothesis and deducting.
Tangible: something you can actually measure.
Correlation design: looking for relation between 2 dependant variables. There should be
random sampling because you don’t want to only use a certain group and generalize.
**proper interpretation: if you have a correlational study: they covary and predict but they do
not cause each other.**
Quasi-experimental: independent variable not manipulated. Known groups are things already
defined. Ex: men and woman. They were already created and we don’t manipulate the to be in
that group, it’s just how it is. Stratisfied sampling: random but get a certain number in each
**proper interpretation: you can discuss differences, covariance and prediction but there is no
Experimental design: if the program is given then the outcome occurs and if the program is not
given the outcome does not occur. The independent variable causes the dependent variable.
Theory of mind
Social objects: things that can think about other objects. Someone that can think about
Controlled cognition: sit down to take a test. The focus controlled thinking on something
Automatic cognition: when you think about something how you tend to associate it with
something else. When you think about doctors you tend to think about nurses as well just
Perception: becoming aware of something in the world
Pre-attentive processes: being able to catch something quickly in a complex scene (with a
bunch of objects)
Process and encoding: once you see something you need to grab what info you want and store
it in memory. Schemas: set of expectations. What you expect is what you perceive
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