Norms and the Perception of Events
Final rept. 1 May 1988-31 Jan 1992
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The research was described in detail in preceding technical reports. This final report draws extensively on earlier ones, but it is somewhat selective, focusing on the more important andor successful themes of the research. The report is organized as follows 1 Studies of normality. 2 Further studies of contingent coding. 3 Processing of dimensional information in priming. 4 The language of counterfactuals. 5 Comparisons of intrapersonal and interpersonal norms. 6 Mental contamination. 7 Unintended comparisons. 8 Topic and referent in perceptual comparisons. 9 Anchoring.