INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PERCEPTUAL DEFENSE IN THE ABSENCE OF RESPONSE BIAS

RICHARD R. BOOTZIN, MARK W. STEPHENS

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Abstract

40 COLLEGE STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN A TACHISTOSCOPIC PERCEPTUAL RECOGNITION TASK. A FORCED-CHOICE PROCEDURE WAS USED WHICH MINIMIZED THE EFFECT OF RESPONSE BIASES UPON PERCEPTUAL ACCURACY. AFFECTIVE CONNOTATIONS OF THE STIMULI (RANDOM FORMS) WERE ESTABLISHED THROUGH SUCCESS-FAILURE MANIPULATIONS. ALL SS WERE GIVEN A PERSONALITY-TEST BATTERY IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY REPRESSORS AND SENSITIZERS. ALTHOUGH SPECIFIC HYPOTHESES WERE NOT CONFIRMED, ADDITIONAL SUPPORT WAS OBTAINED FOR THE MORE GENERAL HYPOTHESIS THAT THE AFFECT OF A STIMULUS INFLUENCES ITS PERCEPTIBILITY. A PERCEPTUAL SENSITIZATION EFFECT WAS MANIFEST FOR THE 1ST 1/3 OF THE EXPERIMENT. THE PERSONALITY SCALES FAILED, HOWEVER, TO PREDICT INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES WITH RESPECT TO THIS EFFECT. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-412
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume6
Issue number4 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1967

Keywords

  • PERCEPTUAL DEFENSE, TACHISTOSCOPIC PERCEPTUAL RECOGNITION TASK
  • REPRESSION-SENSITIZATION SCALE &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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