Psychophysical scaling methods reveal and measure context effects

Conference Paper

People cannot make independent judgements of stimulus attributes and so 'it is necessary to theorize in terms of stimulus structures' (Lockhead 1992, p. 551) rather than in terms of stimulus features. The new commentaries here further this statement and also support the observations in the target article that psychophysical scaling methods allow us to measure (1) how context determines judgments and (2) what people remember about prior stimuli.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lockhead, GR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 607 - 612

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x00040097

Citation Source

  • Scopus