four basic properties of consciousness
intentionality, unity, selectivity, transcience
consciousness is always about something. The object of focus is one small thing among a broad background of noises and images
resistance to division, the ability to integrate information (smell sound taste feeling) into one whole
your conscious can choose what it wants to focus on.
the tendency to change. Your consciousness can easily change focus
object which provides information for the proximal stimulus
physical stimulation that is available to be measured by an observer’s sensory system
occurs when a stimulus is too weak to be perceived yet a person is influenced by it
a perpetual mistake where features from multiple objects are incorrectly combined
human behavior is the result of the interactions among three component parts of the mind: the id, ego, and superego.
how close an object or person is physically to you
a person’s perspective or opinion, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires
refers to the visual phenomenon or optical illusion of perceiving contours (curves, etc.) in an object where none exist
the tendency to create continuous patterns and perceive connected objects as uninterrupted.
contained thoughts, feelings, and desires that were denied to conscious awareness because of a psychological force, i.e., repression, arrayed against them.
processing of perception, memory, learning, thought, and language without being aware of it
A within-subject design is a type of experimental design in which all participants are exposed to every treatment or condition.
experimental design in which the subjects of an experiment are assigned to different conditions,
a way to carefully plan experiments in advance so that your results are both objective and valid
confounder is a variable that influences both the dependent variable and independent variable, causing a spurious association.