GenPsych.Lecture14.Sakai.Chavez.Fall2011.10.24.2011

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Unformatted text preview: Imperfection or Almost Perfection Lecture 14 Instructor: George Chavez In many ways, our imperfections are predictable ___________ : Thinking and using knowledge The study of human cognition is slightly depressing.. Humans are Imperfect Some things to note 1. Attention is __________ 2. Our thinking takes ________ 3. Knowledge is __________ If ever you need to remind yourself that the human mind isnt perfect, find a Wheres Waldo picture. Attention is the tendency to ______ _____ _________ some items more than others Attention Preattentive Process When item is very __________ from environment in size, shape, color and/or movement. Attention Attentive Process When the item is __________ to environment and requires searching through items in a series. Very _______ Generally _______ The Attentional Bottleneck You can sense a lot of different information You can even do many different things But you can only ______ _________ to see and do one thing at a time Two in One Things you see, hear, feel, etc. Everyone do this! Things you consciously decide Things you do We tend to be terrible multi-taskers You may be good at combining different tasks into...
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