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1 In experiments on reaction time, a predisposition to concentrate on the stimulus (1) rather than the response. In reaction time experiments it generally leads to slower reactions but fewer errors than a response set (1).

2 A bias disposing an organism to respond in a particular way to a stimulus or class of stimuli (1).

3 A group of stimuli (1) used in a particular empirical investigation.

Subjects: Psychology.

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