Laboratory Experience in Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080114859, 9781483139203

Laboratory Experience in Psychology

1st Edition

A First Term's Work

Authors: B. Babington Smith
Editors: G. P. Meredith
eBook ISBN: 9781483139203
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 264
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Laboratory Experience in Psychology: A First Terms Work focuses on experimental psychology, which demonstrates a pragmatic, empirical approach that is endlessly adaptable to varying circumstances in determining human experience and through which the information governing human behavior is deciphered. The topics discussed in this book include the demonstrations and eyewitness accounts: fidelity of report; serial reproduction and the assessment of changes of meaning; control or exclusion of meaning; getting beneath recognition; and “weight,” a study of physical and perceptual dimensions. The “extent” and “density,” a paradigm of perceptual learning; “length” and the development of a frame of reference; and discussion and findings are also deliberated in this text. This publication is valuable to students and researchers conducting work in the psychological field.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Editor's Foreword Introduction Origin and Aims Beginner's Needs The Notion of an Experiment A Topic for Study The Evidence of our Senses Practices and Conventions Adopted

  1. Demonstrations and Eyewitness Accounts: Fidelity of Report The Setting and Introductory Talk Demonstrations Summary of Evidence from One Class Review of Reports from Classes Discussion of Detailed Results What Has Been Achieved What should Be Brought under Control
  2. Serial Reproduction, and the Assessment of Changes of Meaning Manual Summary of Quantitative Results Weaknesses in the Quantitative Method What is an Idea Variations in Procedure Effects of Individual Differences The Importance of Meaning and the Effect of Lapse of Time
  3. The Control or Exclusion of Meaning
    1. The First Route "Obliviscence" and the Exclusion of Coherent Meaning "Association" and Pointers to Meaning for Individuals "Nonsense Syllables" and the Growth of Meaning "Inkblots" and the Evocation of Meaning in the Non-representational
    2. A Second Route "Silhouettes" and the Emergence of Meaning The Nature of the Perceptual Response The Nature of Recognition and the Need to Get Beneath Recognition to Reach the Evidence of the Senses "Controlled Association" and the Establishment of a Set
  4. Getting Beneath Recognition "Of Sensations Commonly Ascribed to Touch" Descriptions of Recognized and Unrecognized Objects The Effects of not Being Allowed to Use Names Qualities Perceived in Handling Active Processes Necessary Link with Anatomy
  5. "Weight": A Study of Physical and Perceptual Dimensions
    1. How is Weight Appreciated Comparison between Human Judgments and Weighing Machines Discrepancies Roles of Size and Densit


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