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Meltzer, in his 1930 review of the psychological studies on the recall of affective material, questioned the Freudian interpretation of forgetting. Thirteen studies between 1898 and 1919 had supported Freud, while thirteen in the following decade were opposed. All of these were faulty in...
Although perception is commonly defined as awareness of objects present to sense, while imagination is awareness of those not present to sense, yet the two shade gradually into each other. Perceptual images must be classed as imaginal constructs because: (1) such images reflect individual...
Drive is a fruitful concept which, however, must be given objective definition. It is "the total of internal changes produced in an organism by some kind of deprivation." A list of the characteristics of driven behavior include (1) activity, (2) rhythm, (3) facilitation, (4) inhibition, (5)...
The elaboration of statistical techniques for factor analysis has outrun the facilities for accurately identifying the factors. The author attempted to determine whether "religiousness" or "radicalism" was a more accurate term for the factor involved in one of Thurstone's analyses. He had judges...
Data on the comparison of empty intervals with a standard of 1000 sigma show marked changes in the time-order errors during one 55-minute sitting, and these are cumulative from one sitting to the next. The shift is in a positive direction, and is explained by the tendency for the effect produced...
Reliability can be defined as the degree of correlation between alternate forms of a test or between halves, or between two administrations of it; but a more important definition considers the to be attained, i.e. the assurance that "true" results will not be obscured by "chance" factors. This...
The most important problem in the psychology of esthetics is the meaning or expressiveness of certain lines, colors, rhythms or sounds. In music, however, listeners disagree as to their interpretations, especially when long musical compositions are listened to. But if each subject is allowed to...
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