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ERIC Number: EJ549840
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
The Garbage-Can Illusion as a Teaching Demonstration.
Cavalier, Robert; Wesp, Richard
Teaching of Psychology, v24 n2 p125-27 1997
Maintains that having students estimate the size and width of a class waste paper can (placed on a desk) is a simple and effective way of illustrating perceptual distortion. Tests show that people will consistently overestimate the height of the can, allowing for a useful discussion on sensory distortion. (MJP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Language: English
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