Accession Number:

AD0723271

Title:

Minimally Effective Interpolated Stimuli in Weight Discrimination

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The question of minimally effective weights was investigated by using an interpolated anchor paradigm. The weight series of 100 to 300 g, at 50-g-step intervals, was shown to be significantly affected by an interpolated anchor of 0.5 g, thus demonstrating a reduction in the region of ineffectiveness. The results were discussed in terms of procedural artifacts in the weight-judging methods reported in previous literature.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE