Response Latency: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT an example of a response latency?

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1. When conducting a study in cognitive psychology on the time it takes a human to respond to a stimulus, what can a shorter response latency mean?

2. In the 2013 German study of survey respondents, which of the following was NOT concluded from shorter response latencies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet assessment to quickly determine your understanding of response latency. You will need to be familiar with specific psychological studies in this area to correctly answer all of the questions found in this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will do best on this quiz if you have the ability to:

  • Recognize examples of response latency
  • Discuss what a shorter response latency means
  • Understand the conclusion of a 2013 German study of response latency
  • Identify the result of showing participants more emotional words in a word association study
  • Explain the implication of the pigeon food-pecking study for behavior psychology

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as examples of response latency
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about shorter response latencies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific studies conducted in response latency and behavior psychology

Additional Learning

Gain a deeper understanding of this psychology topic by referring to the lesson titled Response Latency: Definition & Examples. You will learn more details about:

  • How response latency is defined
  • What two areas of psychology have used studies in response latency
  • What is meant by the term 'response effects'