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?

  • Natural
  • Laboratory
  • Field

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. How many students were tested?

  • 95 participants
  • 64 participants
  • 20 participants

5. Did participants identify more objects after seeing an appropriate or inappropriate context?

  • Appropriate context
  • Inappropriate context

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