Orientations called “right-side up”

Effects of stimulus alignment

Carolyn E. Moeller*, Jacqueline J. Goodnow

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Children were shown two orientations of a figure, and asked to choose one as “right-side up.” The two orientations were either horizontally aligned (one to the side of the other) or vertically aligned (one above the other). Alignment is not important for figures that elicit a strong preference. Where preferences are not strong, choices are biased towards the upper member of a vertical pair. Results suggest that the effects of stimulus alignment on response to orientation are in part a function of the type offigure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-215
Number of pages3
JournalPsychonomic Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1969

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