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AFFECTIVE FACTORS IN THE STEREOSCOPIC PERCEPTION OF PERSONS AND OBJECTS.
VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TENN
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The study was designed to test the concept that there is a relationship between a persons feelings toward other people and his tendency to view human figures as opposed to objects when given the opportunity to look at one or the other. The subjects feelings toward others were measured by the FIRS. The effect of immediate interpersonal feelings with the experimenter on the person-object perception was manipulated by treating some subjects negatively, some positively, and others with scientific aloofness. The perceptual task utilized an Engel type stereoscope and involved the presentation of a picture of an object to one eye and a picture of a male figure to the other. Perceptual predominance for the human or the object was measured by that picture seen first and the one seen the greatest amount of the time. The results did not support the predictions. There was no relationship between the FIRS scores and the number of human figures seen. The treatment by the experimenter did not influence the perceptual predominance. Author
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