Inverted-U Effects generalize to the judgment of subjective properties of faces

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dc.contributor.author Mignault, A
dc.contributor.author Marley, AA
dc.contributor.author Chaudhuri, A
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:04:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Perception and Psychophysics, 2008, 70 (7), pp. 1274 - 1288
dc.identifier.issn 0031-5117
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15951
dc.description.abstract Researchers studying absolute identification have long known that it takes more time to identify a stimulus in the middle of a range than one at the extremes. That is, there is an inverted-U relation between mean response time and response position. In this task, an inverted-U relation also exists between response uncertainty and response position. Similarly, an inverted-U relation between mean response time and response position has been found for psychometric measures involving questions about the self. However, psychophysicists explain these inverted-U effects differently than do self-schema researchers. We propose an integrative framework in which task constraints explain these effects. To verify the generality of these inverted-U effects, we hypothesized that they would exist in three tasks having similar constraints-in this case, tasks involving the judgment of subjective properties of faces on a Likert-type scale. Our results are consistent with this hypothesis. We discuss the relevance of the results for other applications of Likert-type scales.
dc.publisher Psychonomic Society
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.3758/PP.70.7.1274
dc.title Inverted-U Effects generalize to the judgment of subjective properties of faces
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Perception and Psychophysics
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.volume 70
dc.journal.number 7 en_US
dc.publocation Austin, TX en_US
dc.publocation China
dc.identifier.startpage 1274 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1288 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Asia-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference
dc.for 1702 Cognitive Sciences
dc.personcode 102475
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-06-28
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Taipei, Taiwan
dc.description.keywords SAM en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Study of Choice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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