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mental set

A framework for assessing a problem; a predisposition to perceive, remember or think in a particular fashion based on previous experience, which may help solve new problems.
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The employees who accept these changes are those who have competence and mature mental set to adjust themselves.
In Group 3 (control group with white number targets or trained control), there was no evidence of mental set reconfiguration or task switching cost.
We expected a reduction of switch cost with the long RSI (the endogenous component of mental set reconfiguration) but residual cost (the exogenous component of mental set reconfiguration).
This stage provides information about which essential mental sets are needed in order to construct a scientific view of the concept.
Current models of visual attention accept the predisposing conditions of mental set, attention set, and perceptual set; yet offer competing explanations of factors that best account for attention process.
Useful for establishing one's authority in the area of fiction, this device is essentially a mental set that enables one to consign to oblivion any writer who does not write like, say, Samuel Beckett.
More structured procedures such as listening to special tapes or music are clearly more apt to induce a mental set potentially psi-conducive, as Honorton (1977) and Storm, and Thalbourne (2001) have documented.
One competency measure considered was listening assessment, particularly as it accounted for two factors affecting the difficulty of listening tasks: the extent to which the examinee had the opportunity to rehearse the initial stimulus or recode it for later use; and the extent to which the examinee had a pre-existing mental set enabling application of an appropriate schema to select and organize the stimulus input as needed to perform the testing task.
Further research is needed to investigate the potential influence of participants' mental set and expectations on the content of psychomanteum experiences.
It is possible that the presence of prompting by example in the first question created a mental set for the respondents which led them to use the same descriptors for the second question.
Obviously, John and Jim will grow up with different mental sets of the world around them.
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