SUBJECT–ORIENTED APPROACH IN PSYCHOPHYSICS

  • Irina G. Skotnikova

Abstract

Traditional psychophysical study implies quantitative analysis of sensory measurements results in dependence of external factors. An additional approach was suggested which included this analysis into a context of qualitative research of observer’s individual activity in the course of measurements. Components of the activity were revealed experimentally which were significant for sensory measurements results: a task as it was accepted by an observer, his (her) cognitive styles and confidence feeling, performance strategies used. Effects of these components were found on psychophysical indices obtained in visual discrimination of spatial (line lengths and tilts) and temporal (durations) stimuli. Brief contents of the author’s book: “Problems of subject-oriented psychophysics†is presented.

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