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FORM: ARTICLE
Author: Natsoulas, THOMAS
Affiliation: U. California, Davis
Title: What Are Perceptual Reports about?
Source: Psychological Bulletin, 1967. 67 (4): p.249-272Reference.
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Experimentation Methodology Perception Practice Psychophysics General Topics: APA Journals
Added Keywords: PERCEPTUAL REPORTS IN PSYCHOPHYSICAL EXPERIMENTS
Classification Code: Human Experimental Psychology (2300)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: PRESENTS A DISCUSSION OF SOME METHODOLOGICAL AND SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF REPORTS IN PERCEPTUAL EXPERIMENTS. THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN "REPORT" AND "RESPONSE" IS 1ST CLARIFIED AND A DEFINITION OF REPORT BEHAVIOR IS PROPOSED. THE RELATION OF REFERENCE (ABOUTNESS) IS NEXT CONSIDERED IN THE CONTEXT OF PHENOMENAL VS. COGNITIVE REPORTS. AT A LESS ABSTRACT LEVEL, 2 PAIRS OF CONTRASTING PROPOSALS ON THE REFERENTS OF PERCEPTUAL REPORTS ARE USED TO BRING EARLIER QUESTIONS TO FOCUS. 1 PAIR STEMS FROM PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO THE QUESTION OF THIS ARTICLE. THE OTHER ARISES IN A CURRENT CONTROVERSY CONCERNING WHAT PSYCHOPHYSICAL SCALES MEASURE. A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF THE ROLE OF E'Subject OWN PERCEPTUAL EXPERIENCE IS FOLLOWED BY A REVIEW OF METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING REPORT VALIDITY. (2 P. REF.) ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)