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CPSYCH CH.3 TST 2019

Mr. Stickler's Cog. Psych. Unit 3 Test studystack flashcards 2019

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What does the term "attention" mean/ refer to? This term refers to the concentration of awareness on some phenomenon to the exclusion of other stimuli.
Explain what occurs during a "divided - attention task". In this type of task, the subject tries to pay attention to two or more simultaneous messages, responding appropriately to each message.
What is the typical result when a person attempts a "divided - attention task"? The typical result is that the task speed and accuracy both suffer.
What does most research show regarding "multitasking"? Most research on this shows that the limits of attention, working memory, and long-term memory are strained. This results in poor performance on memory tasks following attempts at this.
Explain what occurs during a "selective attention task". In this type of task, people pay attention to certain kinds of information, while ignoring other ongoing information.
List the names of the four (4) "selective attention tasks" described in your textbook. 1.) Dichotic listening; 2.) The Stroop Effect; 3.) Visual Search; 4.) Saccadic eye movements.
How are "dichotic listening" experiments usually conducted? These types of experiments are usually conducted by having the subject wear headphones that play two different messages. The experimenter asks the subject to listen to - and repeat out loud - one of the two messages.
What is the typical outcome of "dichotic listening" experiments? The typical outcome of these experiments is that the subject is not able to recall much - if any - of the message they are asked to ignore. In fact, they do not even recognize when the language switches from English to German.
Briefly explain the "cocktail party effect". This occurs when a person notices when someone says their name in a room crowded with other people having conversations even if they are paying close attention to the conversation they are having.
Briefly explain the "Stroop Effect". This occurs when people take a long time to name the ink color when that color is used to spell an incongruent word. EX: They have a hard time stating that red ink was used to write the word "green".
Briefly explain what occurs during "emotional Stroop Effect" experiments. During these experiments, subjects are asked to name the ink color of words that could have a strong emotional significance to them.
Give one (1) example of how the "emotional Stroop Effect" works. People who are afraid of spiders have a hard time naming the ink color of printed words such as "crawl".
What occurs during "visual search"? During this selective-attention task, the observer must find a target in a visual display that has a number of "distractors".
What does the term "saccadic eye movement" mean/ refer to? This term refers to very rapid eye movement from one spot to the next while performing tasks such as reading and "visual search" tasks.
What is the "orienting attention network" generally responsible for? This attention network is responsible for the kind of attention required for visual search in which you must "shift your attention around to various spatial locations".
What is the "executive attention network" generally responsible for? This attention network is responsible for the kind of attention we use when a task focuses on conflict. EX: the cognitive conflict we experience during the Stroop Effect.
What does the term "consciousness" mean/ refer to? This term refers to our awareness of our own mental processes such as thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
What does the term "thought suppression" mean/ refer to? This term refers to what occurs when people try to eliminate the thoughts, ideas, and images that are related to an undesirable stimulus.
What does the term "blindsight" mean/ refer to? This term refers to a condition in which an individual with a damaged visual cortex claims not to see an object, but they can accurately report some aspects of that object (EX: it's location).
What does research on "blindsight" suggest? This research suggests that visual information must pass through the primary visual cortex in order to be registered in consciousness.
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