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FORM: ARTICLE
Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U. California, Davis
Title: Locus and Orientation of the Perceiver (Ego) under Variable, Constant, and No Perspective Instructions.
Source: Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 1966. 3 (2): p.190-196
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: No terms assigned General Topics: APA Journals
Added Keywords: PERCEPTION, INTERNAL VS EXTERNAL PERSPECTIVE, LETTERS TRACED ON HEAD; INSTRUCTION, PERCEPTION PERSPECTIVE, LETTERS TRACED ON HEAD; PERCEPTION
Classification Code: Human Experimental Psychology (2300)
Abstract: Letters and line figures, perceivable from either an external, objective perspective (that of E) or an internal, subjective perspective (that of Subject "looking out"), were traced by E's finger on the left side of Subject's head. Given no instructions as to the perspective to be adopted, Subjects 1st responded equally often from internal and external loci, but with trials tended to adopt 1 locus (usually the external). When instructed to maintain a constant, given perspective over a series of trials, Subjects responded equally accurately for both loci (about 85% correct), although latencies were greater for external instructions. When told to vary perspective according to E's instruction just prior to each trial, large differences resulted; internal instructions gave better and faster performance. An interpretation of these results is suggested. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)