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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 107
Professor
Lisa Geraci
Semester
Spring

Description
Keith Owen 2/4/14 PSYC 107 Attention Stroop Effect: slow down to read the color instead of identifying what color the word is Automatic and controlled processing • Controlled ○ Is effortful ○ Time consuming ○ Easy to modify • Automatic ○ Occurs without intention ○ Occurs without awareness ○ Does not interfere with other mental activities • If driving is often automatic, is it safe to use our cell phones while driving? ○ Experiment used a simulator and measured misses to hit the brake and reaction time ○ It was more dangerous to be on your cell phone while driving than to be drunk according ○ Holding the cell phone was not the problem because there
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