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Self-generated cues Cues generated by someone else Disconfirm Confirm Confirm Disconfirm PSY 101 Lecture 2 Outline Usefulness of Psychology 1. Half of a population will experience a diagnosable mental illness i. Men: Depression and alcoholism ii. Women: Depression and eating disorders 2. Everyone knows someone with a mental illness The Generation Effect -- EXAM 1. People were presented with 504 nouns i. Each given three sessions on three consecutive days 1. 168 words each session ii. Task: generate associates with each noun 1. 1 – associate condition: car = drive 2. 3 – associate condition: car = drive, fast, truck iii. Memory test is given right after session three 1. Incidental – people didn’t know it was coming 2. People were given retrieval cues: a. Their own b. Someone else’s 100 80 60 % recalled from session 40 20 0 1 3 Number of associates generated
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Limits of Intuition 1. We think we know the simple procedures a. Our intuition makes us believe we know the answers to simple decisions
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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