Harvard Psychological Studies

Harvard Psychological Studies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...required but one exposure. Preliminary drill was given for two weeks. Since no clear cases of fusion had been obtained in the entire number-series, the one aim of the experimenter was to ascertain whether fusion of colors, even though of heterogeneous, be possible. Eight hundred heterogeneous tests gave 927 cases of inhibition, 7 of fusion, and 18 which, though somewhat doubtful, yet gave more evidence of fusion than of inhibition. Yellow (3d place) and brown (6th place) were seenas yellowishbrown, brown and pink as pinkish-brown, etc. Gray was seen several times instead of a color and its complementary when these were in immediate succession. This was true of both red and blue. Half of the total number of substitutions was due to the displacement of yellow by brown. And a color not in the series was as likely to be substituted as one preceding or following the displaced color. Two hundred and fifty-two homogeneous tests showed that there is greatest interference when identicals are in immediate succession, and least, when removed two places. The doubtful (fusion?) cases number one third of the inhibited. The 4th and 5th colors are permuted most often, as was found to be the case in the heterogeneous series also. The element is generally permuted but one place. The heterogeneous color-tests show three times as much interference as the corresponding number-tests, and the homogeneous twice as much. The discrepancy in the amount of variation may be due to the experiments with the heterogeneous colors being earlier, when naturally more errors would be made. However, a comparison of 252 homogeneous with the same number of heterogeneous tests, taken at the same time, shows that there is a much larger difference in the number of absolute errors...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974166
  • 9781236974167