Accession Number : AD0746167

Title :   Psychological Decision Mechanisms and Perception.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK PSYCHOPHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Galanter,Eugene

Report Date : 15 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The report examines the historical background of the role of motivational concepts as determinants of perceptual events. A summary of decision theoretic notions is followed by an explication of the theory of response bias. This work is related to such topics as word recognition thresholds and aspects of social perception. A description and summary of the major findings on the measurement of utility is included. The report ends with a discussion of motivational effects of a more intrinsic form that are being studied as part of work on perceptual motor skills, including response integration, looking behavior, and vehicle guidance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTIVATION, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, THEORY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE