Srinivasan, N, Hopkins, N, Reicher, SD, Khan, SS, Singh, T and Levine, M (2013) Social meaning of ambiguous sounds influences retrospective duration judgments. Psychological science, 24 (6). 1060 -1062.

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Social scientists have described noise as “sound out of place” (Bailey, 1996, p. 50). This implies that the human experience of a stimulus is not simply a reflection of its intrinsic properties, but depends on the social-contextual meanings attributed to it. Following Bruner’s lead (Bruner, 1957; Bruner & Goodman, 1947), psychologists have confirmed the importance of social meaning for perception, especially visual information processing (Balcetis & Lassiter, 2010). In the research reported here, we extended this perspective to time perception and asked if an ambiguous auditory stimulus is processed differently as a function of its social meaning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 15:10

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