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Unformatted text preview: o John Watson: thought=subvocal speech (talking to yourself) o B.F. Skinner: ignore the mind, he thought it was outside the world of science o Problems: not able to account for diversity of human behavior (ex: languagenot able to explain it); limiting science to the observable=bad idea COGNITION: infer what is going on inside the box o Look at stimulus and respond, but able to make hypothesis about what is going on in the brain (make testable predictions to observe an replicate) o Mind=like a computer program (*computer: beneficially to allow us to understand the brain)- DEPENDENT VARIABLE: what you measure/analyze (ex: reaction time, accuracy, brain activity); on y-axis-INDEPENDENT VARIABLE: what you manipulatewhat is changing (ex: number of items to be memorized, amount of alcohol ingested, passage of time); on x-axis Ex: change in the number of items you remember after...
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- Fall '08
- Cognitive Psychology