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ERIC Number: EJ885752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Constraints on the Observation of Partial Match Costs: Implications for Transfer-Appropriate Processing Approaches to Immediate Priming
Leboe, Jason P.; Leboe, Launa C.; Milliken, Bruce
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v36 n3 p634-648 Jun 2010
According to a transfer-appropriate processing framework, immediate priming costs arise from a match between a prime and probe event on 1 dimension and a difference between those 2 events on some other dimension (i.e., a partial match). In Experiment 1, the authors used a Stroop priming procedure to generate 6 variants of partial match, yet only 1 of these 6 conditions yielded a partial match cost. Experiment 2 demonstrates that, for some of these conditions, an underlying partial match cost was obscured by the contribution of an independent source of facilitation to performance. In Experiment 3, however, a partial match was observed to have produced an immediate priming cost only when the selective attention demands of the probe task were high. Overall, the results reveal a limitation in current applications of the transfer-appropriate processing framework to immediate priming phenomena. (Contains 3 footnotes, 4 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada