Psych 250 Lecture 11/12

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  1. What is the term for the ability to concentrate on some stimuli while ignoring others?
    selective attention
  2. What is the term for the fact that some skills become routine? (e.g. reading, writing one's name)
    automatization
  3. What is the term for the tests that measure what has been taught and are given routinely in school?
    achievement tests
  4. What is the term for the test that measure one's potential?
    aptitude tests
  5. What is the term for the phenomena that over the last 100 years, the IQs of entire nations have increased dramatically?
    Flynn Effect
  6. What is the term for a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social communication and interaction across multiple contexts?
    autism
  7. Which of Piaget's stages in development is characterized by more logical, flexible, and organized thought, but limited to direct experiences and perceptions?
    concrete operational stage
  8. What is the term for the ability to organize things into groups or categories according to some shared characteristic?
    classification
  9. What is the term for the ability to infer an unspoken connection between one fact and another?
    transitive inference
  10. What is the term for the knowledge that things can be arranged in a logical series? (e.g. number sequencing)
    seriation
  11. What is the term for the fact that certain characteristics of an object remain the same even if other characteristics change?
    identity
  12. What is the term for the fact that sometimes you can return something to its original state by reversing the process?
    reversibility
  13. What is the term for mental representations of familiar large scale spaces? (e.g. neighborhood, school)
    cognitive maps
  14. What is the term for the part of memory that register incoming stimuli for a split second?
    sensory register
  15. What is the term for the part of memory where current, conscious, mental activity occurs? (improves from 4-15 years)
    working memory
  16. What is the term for the part of memory that stores information for minutes, hours, days, months, years, and has an unlimited capacity?
    long-term memory
  17. What is the term for the fact that a body of knowledge in a particular subject area makes it easier to master new concepts?
    knowledge base
  18. What is the term for what regulates the analysis and flow of information within the information processing system?
    control processes
  19. What is the term for the language that is used in school and other formal situations?
    formal code
  20. What is the term for the language that is used with friends?
    informal code

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