The effect of association value (AV) on stimulus discriminability was investigated by using a search methodology which yields an estimate of the time required to process each item. Ss were required to locate a target nonsense syllable embedded in a column of other nonsense syllables. 16 search lists were prepared so that there were 4 lists for each of the 4 possible combinations of high and low AV of target and field items. The results failed to support the hypothesis that AV affects discriminability as had been concluded in an earlier study (see Portnoy, Portnoy, and Salzinger, 39:2), and indicated that letter-searching strategies may account for the differences in results between the 2 studies. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- ASSOCIATION VALUE
- ASSOCIATION, VALUE &
- NONSENSE &
- NONSENSE SYLLABLES, PERCEPTUAL SEARCH &
- PERCEPTUAL SEARCH, NONSENSE SYLLABLES
- VISUAL PERCEPTION, SEARCH, NONSENSE SYLLABLE, ASSOCIATION VALUE
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