1. What is the rationale behind a priming experiment??
- A briefly presented stimulus which is unable to be reported facilitates the report of an identical/semantically related stimulus
- When stimulus are presented in sequence to the same location, a second target is not always detected;
- Negative words should ALWAYS be unconciously processed first
- Positive words should ALWAYS be unconciously processed first
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2. What was the main finding of MacLeod & Matthew's (1986) dot probe task expt?
- People with GAD are faster in condition with the valid trial threatening words. Low anxiety people faster on invalid trial threatening words
- People with GAD are faster in condition with the invalid trial threatening words. Low anxiety people faster on valid trial threatening words
3. The emotion of a face can;
- Only influence high-level semantic processes
- None of the above
- Facilitate early visual processes e.g contrast sensitivity
- Only affect other emotional stimuli
4. In the emotional stroop task, negative words like 'cancer' can;
- Cause MORE interference than neutral words
- Cause LESS interference than neutral words
- Decrease arousal
- Speed up reaction times
5. How do binocular rivalry tasks work?
- People have a colour dominance in which colour is seen first, red or green. Can control which stimuli participant is consciously aware of using filters on each eye.
- Because of scotomas resulting from lesions to the PVC, there is no awareness of visual stimuli in the lesioned location.