Advisor

Dr. James Paulson

Date of Award

1982

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (71 p.)

Subjects

Social perception, Affect (Psychology)

DOI

10.15760/etd.3142

Abstract

In a tachistoscopic perception task, adult males in the Fels Research Institute's longitudinal population (Kagan and Moss, 1960) were found to have a higher recognition threshold for pictures depicting dependency scenes than adult females. The female subjects had a higher recognition threshold for aggressive scenes than the males.

The present study was designed to further compare male and female perception of dependent and aggressive stimuli by including a developmental component to test if the perceptual differences vary with age. A benign or neutral stimulus category was added to aid in determining direction of any resulting differences: i.e., heightened perception or avoidance of perception, and a recognition memory task was added to the tachistoscopic task to determine if there were any differences between sensory and long term memory of emotional stimuli.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18279

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