COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY WK 1 - Chapter 3

What is the definition of selective attention?
A situation in which people try to attend to one source of information whilst ignoring other stimuli
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What is the definition of divided attention?
A situation where two tasks are performed at the same time
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What is the definition of shadowing?
A situation where people repeat word for word one auditory message whilst a second auditory message is presented
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Lizzie is listening to a podcast whilst driving. What is this an example of?
Divided attention
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What is divided attention also known as?
Multitasking
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A ________ involves simultaneously sending one message (a 3-digit number) to a person's right ear and a different message (a different 3-digit number) to their left ear
Dichotic Listening Task
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What was the name of Treisman's (1964) theory?
Attenuation Theory
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What was the name of Broadbent's (1958) theory?
Early Selection Theory
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Who developed the first paradigm to study selective visual attention?
Mike Posner
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What is the definition of split attention?
When attention is diverted into 2 + non adjacent regions of visual space
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In Posner's paradigm, what does visual attention resemble?
A spotlight
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Neglect patients ignore information in their affected side of the visual field when other information is presented in their good side. What is this an example of?
Extinction
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What developmental disorder is characterised by an attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsivity?
ADHD
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Lizzie does two tasks shortly after each other (task 1 & 2). She finds out that the shorter the time interval between stimulus one & two, the longer her response time is in task 2. What is this effect called?
Psychological Refractory Period Effect (PRP)
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