In order to understand the role of the stimulus in form perception, an analysis of perceptual responses and stimulus characteristics must be undertaken. Previous research was focused upon the characteristics of the stimulus. This study presents a first approach to categorization of response.
Objective, randomly-derived stimuli were presented tachistoscopically to Ss, who responded with their associations to the stimuli. The data suggest that the categories are meaningful ways of construing these responses. Some categories seem to be basic, while others require further differentiation. Hypotheses for future research have been obtained from these data.
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Karas, George G.; Edelman, Sheldon K.; Zyzanski, Steve; and Goodrich, Don
"An Analysis of the Content of Perceptual Responses to Randomly Derived Stimuli,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 68(1), 529-534.
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