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The study of mental processes such as "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking".Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines of psychological study including educational psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and economics.

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A situation in which a word can have more than one meaning • Example: “rock” Context usually enables quick resolution of lexical ambiguity • “I could not move the heavy rock that blocked the ...

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

Faster responding to high-frequency words than to low-frequency words • Eye-movement studies reveal longer fixation times for low-frequency words • Interpretation: More time needed to access ...

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

The process of perceiving individual words in a continuous speech signal. • Aided by context and prior knowledge.

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

• A phoneme in a spoken word in a sentence can be perceived even if it’s obscured by noise. • The “filling in” of the missing phoneme based on the context is an example of top-down ...

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

A perceptual phenomenon that demonstrates an interaction between hearing and vision in speech perception. The illusion occurs when the auditory component of one sound is paired with the visual ...

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

One or more morphemes combined according to specific rules • Most adults know more than 50,000 words.

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

Smallest meaningful unit of language • Meaning can be grammatical (e.g., suffix) • About 50,000 to 80,000 in English • Morpheme does not correspond to number of phonemes or syllables in a ...

Domain: Psychology; Category: General psychology

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