Categorization is among the hardest mental processes.
It should always take longer to draw a capital C than a capital V.
Extra mental steps often result in more time to complete a task.
Reaction time is useful for understanding the order of mental processes.
When Jerry goes with friends to a fast-food restaurant, they each wait in a different line to see who gets to the counter first. That's a good example of __________ processing.
Lauren can juggle and talk at the same time. Warren cannot. It sounds as if juggling is more of a(n) __________ process for Lauren than for Warren.
A friend walks up to you and says, "Remember what I said yesterday? Well, forget about it." If you understand all of this, it's because your friend has made an appropriate assessment of common ground based on
Copresence for actions.
Research has demonstrated that __________ can learn the meanings of plastic symbols without any explicit training.
The hypothesis of linguistic relativity suggests that
Languages can carve up the color spectrum in any way they choose.
The languages individuals speak affect the way they think about the world.
People have evolved to use languages with greater complexity than other species.
Some languages do not allow people to engage in audience design.
Research using fMRI scans suggest that lying draws heavily on the brain areas responsible for __________ and __________.
Emotion; pattern recognition
Ambiguity resolution; aggression
Suppose you study a text that inserts you into the middle of a room with objects around you. It should take you the least time to verify that object that is
In front of you.
On your left side.
On your right side.
A(n) __________ is not one component of the definition of a problem space.
Set of operations
When you are engaging in __________ reasoning, you should be wary of a(n) __________.
Inductive; mental set
Deductive; think-aloud protocol
Suppose you are asked to estimate whether Hollywood releases more comedies or horror flicks each year. To answer this question, you are most likely to use the __________ heuristic.
Because Paul is a satisficer, you would expect him to
Watch the first TV channel that catches his interest.
Be unhappy even though he recently obtained a high-paying job.
Test drive dozens of new cars before making a purchase.
Try every flavor of coffee at the new corner market.