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Study questions for Lecture 5 (Valian Lecture 1) – 17 September 2009 How cognitive psychology can help your (cognitive) life All relevant materials are posted on Bb: Course materials, Lecture materials, Dr Valian – documents, Valian – Folder 1 – How cognitive psychology can help you You must click on the red title in order to access the materials! 1. What is cognitive psychology? Sources: VVV lecture; scholarpedia entry 2. Experimental design Sources: VVV lecture Concepts to know and be able to recognize o Independent variable o Dependent variable o Levels of a variable o Within- and between-subjects designs Example 1 o An experimenter wants to tell whether someone's native language affects how well they can learn English. She hypothesizes that some languages will allow better transfer to English than others. She uses a standardized English test on participants who are beginning learners of English. Their native languages are Mandarin, Spanish, or Arabic. She tests 20
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Ryan during the Fall '08 term at CUNY Hunter.

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