Tachistoscopic presentation of words has been widely used in the study of the relationship between personality variables and perception. The procedure is to present words drawn from relevant meaning classes, such as needs or values, for· increasing periods of exposure until the S is able to correctly identify the stimulus words. The results of several such experiments (3, 4, 8, 10) lend support to the view that personality factors are important determiners of an individual’s sensitivity to visually presented stimuli. However, since most of these studies have used verbal report as the index of perceptual sensitivity, many investigators have become increasingly concerned with the effects of verbal learning variables on recognition thresholds. Particular attention has recently been focused on the contribution of frequency of usage of words to variations in these recognition thresholds (5, 6, 7, 11, 12).
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Smock, Charles D.
"The Effects of Frequency of Usage on Pre-recognition Responses and Recognition Thresholds of Words,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 62(1), 421-425.
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