Measuring the mind

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Electroencephalography (EEG)
Records brain's electrical activity
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ERP
Exposure and response prevention
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Latency
time of stimulus onset to provoked response
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Amplitude
Strength of provoked response
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Magnetoencephalographhy (MEG)
measures the magnetic fields produced by electrical activity in the brain
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Assays
measures the amount of substance in a samplel
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Psychopharmacology
study of chemical composition that can impact mood, behaviour of cognition
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Stroop effect
naming the color of the first set of words is easier and quicker than the second.
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Electromyography (EMG)
measures electrical activity in the muscles
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Electrooculography (EOG)
Used to measure general movement
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3 ways to measure skin conductance
Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) Electrodermal Response (EDR) Skin conductance resposne (SCR)
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Plethysmography
Measures changes in volume within an organ (air, blood)
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3 Lie detector tests
Pneumopgraph, GSR, Cardiophygmograph
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Observation
direct access to behaviour
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Direct observation
Quantitative, measure of frequency and intensity of behaviours, deception
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Ecological validity
degree to which observed behaviours reflect behaviours that occur in natural settings
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'Going native' through unstructured observation
Become too involved and join in with activities
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Strenghts and weaknesses of structured observations
Cause and effect, replication, control of external factors BUT artificial, demand characteristics, distort behaviour
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Strengths and weaknesses of naturalistic observations
Representative, BUT open to influence of extraneuous variables, invalid, not muchcontrol
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1960's = Cognitive Psychology
Neisser
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Connectionist Approach
emphasises the neural and mathematical bases of how internal mental processes take place
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Information-Processing Approach
emphasises that sequence of events occurring either in serial or in parallel
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