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Introduction What theories or principles of cognitive psychology does this article pertain to?  (For example,  perceptual attention, short term memory, elaborative encoding, etc.)  Try to be specific.  (Note:  If you are doing a paper on a topic that we haven’t covered yet, you might want to skim your text  and try to make your best guess.) What is the general question that this article addresses? What is the authors’ rationale (or purpose) for conducting the studies in this paper? What is/are the authors’ main hypothesis or hypotheses?  What is/are the alternative  hypothesis/hypotheses?  (Note: Sometimes they are not stated explicitly.) Methods/Results For each experiment in the paper: What are the independent variabls?  What are the dependent variables?
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