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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.
Thus, these results provided support for the hypothesis that higher levels of intellectual abilities may depend greatly on executive attentional control functions related to response inhibition and shifting mental sets, as measured by Trails B response time and WCS perseverative errors.
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 drop reminds all experimenters how difficult it is to maintain the "mental set" necessary to achieve the best performance in these experiments.
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.
This is consistent with research regarding teacher cognition.(2) Two questions are asked last, if at all, by many teachers during planning: "What are my outcomes?" and "How will I know I've achieved them?" This mental set regarding planning is not unique to teachers and may exist because from very early school experiences we learn to value moving through time instead of achieving a specific goal.
The overarching theme for the final three decades of peacetime is the growing tension between the pressures for socio-economic modernisation and the institutional sclerosis apparent in the regime of a dictator locked into the mental set of the Civil War and the 1940s'.
But the hypothesis that Parker's adult mental set was structured by a decisively clear-cut conscience-shaping experience from early childhood squares well with the severely reductionist bent of his theology.
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.
The procedure started with a modified Jacobson technique (20-30 min) followed by 15-20 min of real hypnotic induction with indirect flight suggestions, according to the Erickson procedure, to induce spontaneous OBE experiences, plus an element of expectancy or "mental set" whereby the participant was encouraged to want an OBE and to believe it could happen.
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