Psychology - Palmer (1975) - Perception

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1. What was the independent variable?

  • The four conditions of the context - recognising loaf after seeing kitchen (appropriate), recognising mailbox after kitchen (inappropriate, similar), recognising drum after kitchen (inappropriate, different) and no context
  • The type of task
  • Whether verbal labels were heard or not
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2. Weaknesses of the study

  • 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.
  • Real life not as ambiguous as stimuli and studies not generalisable.

3. How many students were tested?

  • 64 participants
  • 20 participants
  • 95 participants

4. What was the dependent variable?

  • Participants' drawing compared to original.
  • The number of correctly identified objects.
  • Whether story could be remembered accurately or not.

5. What were the three objects used?

  • Drum, mailbox and loaf of bread
  • Drum, mailbox and toaster
  • Drum, toaster and loaf of bread
  • Toaster, mailbox and loaf of bread


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