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She is a member of John Carroll University’s Institutional Review Board, where she routinely reviews student and faculty research proposals for the safeguards to human participants. Dr. Swenson has been a member of the ethics committees of both the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association. She practices law in Cleveland, Ohio, in the area of child protection and advocacy. Laura Ten Eyck is a researcher with the injury prevention program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

A lifelong resident of Southern California, Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His current research involves visuospatial skills training, gender equality, and standardized testing. In our increasingly complex and technological world, the importance of both visuospatial and critical-thinking skills training cannot be underestimated. He is moving forward as a doctoral student in these areas. William Douglas Woody is an associate professor of psychological sciences at the University of Northern Colorado.

Color, texture, shape). It was these elements that Titchener believed were the fundamentals of conscious experiences, and he expected the introspective accounts in his laboratory to be at that level. Titchener’s research focused on sensations that he studied in terms of their primary attributes: quality (cold, red, salty), intensity (bright, loud), clearness (distinct vs. indistinct), and duration (time course of the sensation). He and his students identified more than 44,000 separate, distinct sensory experiences (elements) in vision and audition alone (see Evans, 1984; Titchener, 1898) Whereas Titchener’s psychology focused on the structure of consciousness (its elemental content), a rival psychological school—functionalism—was more interested in the functions of consciousness, that is, what is it that consciousness does for the organism?

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