Psychology - Palmer (1975) - Perception

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1. Weaknesses of the study

  • Real life not as ambiguous as stimuli and studies not generalisable.
  • Participants what they were doing (may have tried harder) and fewer results since some data could not be used.
  • Unfamiliar material chosen and changes over time unfair.
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2. What type of experiment was it?

  • Laboratory
  • Field
  • Natural

3. What did Palmer want to find out?

  • Whether words shown with pictures would affect the way the picture was remembered
  • Whether context affects perception.
  • How much information changes with each reproduction

4. What is a perceptual set?

  • When a piece of information is passed from one person to another
  • The tendency to notice some things more than others.
  • When a participant is given a story to remember

5. How many students were tested?

  • 64 participants
  • 20 participants
  • 95 participants


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