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Deaf people who are deprived of linguistic experience during the formative years seem to provide a unique opportunity to psychologists concerned with the language-cognition relationship. Empirical studies of deaf people's performance on nonverbal cognitive tasks were reviewed. Deaf were found to...
This paper evaluates the critical review of the dissonance literature by Chapanis and Chapanis (1964) and concludes that these authors, for the most part, do not accomplish what they purport to, i.e, the presentation of alternative explanations of the findings they deal with. The "methodological...
During the last 2 decades there have developed 4 experimental lines of approach toward the understanding of the stimulus control of bird orientation and navigation: sun-compass-orientation, star-navigation, sun-navigation, and what might be called nonvisual hypotheses. Each position has yielded...
In the preceding paper, Stephens and Crowne argue that the investigator should not recognize the influence of unreliability in determining the obtained correlation between nominally related measures. The present note reiterates our earlier suggestion that a balanced, sophisticated view of a...
The experimental evidence regarding Gibson's psychophysical hypothesis is examined. The presentation is divided into 2 sections dealing with static and transforming stimulation, respectively. Under the former heading the stimulation for surface, slant, and depth is considered. Under the latter...
Block (1963) suggested that in estimating the equivalence of tests E should correct for unreliability to give a more appropriate estimate of the "conceptual equivalence" of the tests. In the present paper it is pointed out that: a distinction should be made between conceptual equivalence and...
Masochistic behavior is defined as a change in response to punishing stimuli which may take the form of simple desensitization at one extreme to continued, self-aversive stimulation at the other. Experimental findings reflecting such changes are cited and some of the conditions necessary for...
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