The effect of category adjustment model (CAM) on the stimulus estimation: how aspects of the response stimulus affects task performance

by Suyeon Noh

Institution: Rutgers University
Department: Psychology
Degree: MA
Year: 2013
Keywords: Categorization (Psychology) – Testing; Bayesian statistical decision theory
Record ID: 1995395
Full text PDF: http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10005600001.ETD.000068607


Studies on the category adjustment often use sequential stimulus estimation tasks are in which people see a target stimulus then must reproduce its size using an adjustable response stimulus. Two empirical questions remain regarding methodological considerations in such tasks. In this study, the starting length and velocity of response stimulus as well as the time interval between target presentation and response are investigated. We found that velocity and response delay affect estimates but starting size does not.