Accession Number:

AD0271754

Title:

THE EFFECTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL SETS ON THE PERCEPTION OF PERIPHERAL VISUAL STIMULI

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VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE PSYCHOLOGICAL LAB

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Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The effects of different instructions on a task requiring the detection of a learnable cue under conditions which precluded the possibility of complete observation of three targets in a peripheral visual field were studied. The failure to obtain anticipated insightful shifts in performance does not support the supposition that cognitive sets are critical determinants of the behavior generated by the multiple stimulus task. The experimental conditions apparently lead S to acquire information about the stimulus complex but do not enable him to draw inferences that maximize performance. Unspecified nonverbalized perceptual and response sets, biases, and purely peripheral components are suggested as possible explanatory factors governing the observed behavior. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE