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Week One Journal EntryShannon J. PattisonDepartment of Psychology, Swinburne UniversityPSY20006: Cognitive PsychologyDr Lise WiseSeptember 15, 2021"I declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree tothe content and expectations of the assessment declaration.”
Finger Tapping Task1.Follow this link to the Inquisit site at Millisecond.com, andcomplete the Finger Tapping Task:o(Links to an external site.)[Taskwill take 5-10 mins]oAt the end of your practice trials, note down the numberof taps completed.oAt the completion of the test, copy down the meannumber of taps in 10 seconds for your dominant andnon-dominant handoAt the end of the experiment, note down yourconfirmation code. This is a random number that onlyyou can match to the actual data collected.oMean number oftaps in 10 secondsPractice78Dominant Hand79.4Non-dominanthand62Confirmation code:2803267162.You will be able to share class data in your seminargroup. Use the class data to generate a Mean andStandard Deviation, from which you will calculate your z-score.3.ClassMeanClass SDYour z-scoreDominantHand76.6710.840.25Non-DominantHand65.295.77-0.573.Write a sentence or two to say what your z-score meansin terms of the class data. Use a diagram if that helpsyou. Ensure that you consider percentile rank in youranswer.
Four Choice Reaction Time Test1.Follow this link to the Inquisit site at Millisecond.com andcomplete the Four Choice Reaction Time Test.o(Links to an external site.)[Taskwill take 3-5 mins for each trial (9-15 mins intotal)]oDo the test three times, the first time as a control test(fast but accurate); the second time focussing onresponding as fast as possible; and the third timefocusing on accuracy.oRecord the mean and standard deviation of reactiontime and error rate for each test.oAt the end of each run through the experiment, notedown your confirmation code. This is a random numberthat only you can match to the actual data collected.oMean RTSD RTMean ErrorControl (balancing speedand accuracy)409.606.985Speed-focused377.4657.8716Accuracy-focused513.3363.852Confirmation code:7012406003134457616480989382.What is meant by a speed-accuracy trade off? Did youshow such an effect? Did you get better at the task overthe three times you did the task (i.e. was there a practiceeffect)?

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