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PSYB10-lec2 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 explicit. 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 group. **proper interpretation: you can discuss differences, covariance and prediction but there is no causal relationship** 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 cognition Social objects: things that can think about other objects. Someone that can think about someone else. 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 automatically. 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 Self fulfilling p
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