Accession Number:

ADA023517

Title:

An Investigation of Stimulus Integrality in the Perception of Schematic Faces.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

People exhibit a remarkable capacity for perceiving and remembering faces. Two experiments investigated the possibility that this unusual capacity reflects holistic processing of integral psychological dimensions, thus facilitating the perception of human faces. Pairs of schematic facial features were studied, using a binary classification paradigm, to test their integrality. While the integrality hypothesis was not supported, other possibilities for further research on the goodness of facial stimuli were discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE