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dc.contributor.advisor Martin, Randi C.
dc.creatorWang, Shu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T18:31:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T18:31:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103614
dc.description.abstract Whether priming can occur in the absence of prime identification is a long debated question. The standard priming paradigm used to explore the issue has been criticized on methodological grounds. The present study introduces a new paradigm, in which there is no prime per se, only targets. Both words in a pair were presented for every-increasing durations until one was identified. Experiments 1 through 6 demonstrated highly reliable priming when the words were presented with no delay between them and when a mask of from 33 ms to 500 ms intervened between them. However, the priming effect declined as the delay increased and was non-significant at a full second. Results from Experiment 7 showed no effect of the proportion of related words on the size of the priming effect. However, an analysis of errors indicated that partial identification may play a role in the priming effect with this paradigm.
dc.format.extent 49 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectLinguistics
Cognitive therapy
Psychology
Language, literature and linguistics
dc.title Demonstrating semantic priming without using primes
dc.identifier.digital 304510815
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.callno THESIS PSYCH. 2008 WANG
dc.identifier.citation Wang, Shu. "Demonstrating semantic priming without using primes." (2008) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103614.


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