Accession Number : AD0736382

Title :   Evolution of Psychological Frames of Reference.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 66-31 Aug 71,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Bevan,William ; Egeth,Howard E.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The framework for much of the research has been the theory of adaptation level. In the area of perception, this research has shown the importance of context in metacontrast suppression, binocular rivalry, lightness scaling, size judgment, lightness judgment, Gestalt organization, and multidimensional stimulus classification. Some effort was made to extend the analysis of context effects to memory. In general, this involved the analysis of relations among the stimuli used in learning and memory tasks. Thematic relevance of stimuli was studied in free recall and paired-associates learning. Other studies investigated memory as a function of the abstractness and variability of stimuli. Finally, some experiments on visual search were conducted to determine the conditions under which the elements in visual displays were processed serially or in parallel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), VISUAL PERCEPTION, LEARNING, RECALL, DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE