Norms and Perception of Events
Annual technical rept. no 2, 1 Jul 1989-15 Jun 1990
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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In the second year of the grant I continued three projects initiated in the first year, and began two new lines of research. A study of contingent coding in normality judgements yielded disappointing results. We started a systematic exploration of the relation between discriminability and similarity, which we plan to extend to categorization and normality. A series of studies established essentially perfect dimensional independence in object-specific priming. We conducted a theoretical and empirical examination of close counterfactuals. Two separate projects dealt with the process of comparison, continuing and extending work reported last year. Keywords Perception, Psychology, Categorization, Comparison processes, Normality.