Experiment Library

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Classic Experiments are based on published papers in psychology research and are ideally suited for teaching. An accompanying free lab book describes each experiment and discusses results.

The experiments are in the following areas:

   • Perception and Attention

   • Memory

   • Reasoning

These experiments were originally published as SuperLab LT, a book sold through university bookstores. They are now freely available to all SuperLab users.

• Perceptual Representation

• Representation of Meaning

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Perception and Attention

Experiment 1

Allocation of attention in the visual field

Eriksen & Yeh (1985)

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Experiment 2

How do the parietal lobes direct covert attention?

Posner, Walker, Friedrich, & Rafal (1987)

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Experiment 3

Attending to Color and Shape: The special role of location in selective visual processing

Tsal & Lavie (1988)

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Experiment 4

Accuracy of recognition for speech presented to the right and left ears

Broadbent & Gregory (1963)

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Experiment 5

Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions

Stroop (1935)

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Experiment 6

A feature-integration theory of attention

Treisman & Gelade (1980)

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Experiment 7

Temporal integration and segregation of brief visual stimuli: patterns of correlation in time

Dilollo, Hogben & Dixon (1994)

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Memory

Experiment 8

Depth of processing and the retention of words

Craik & Tulving (1975)

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Experiment 9

Mental processes revealed by reaction time experiments

Sternberg (1966)

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Experiment 10

Knowledge structures in the organization and retrieval of autobiographical memories

Reiser, Black, Abelson (1985)

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Perceptual Representation

Experiment 11

Spontaneous imagery scanning in Mental extrapolation

Finke & Pinker (1982)

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Experiment 12

The effect of landmark features on mental rotation times

Hochberg and Gellman (1977)

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Experiment 13

The Rate of mental rotation of images: A test of a holistic analogue hypothesis

Pylyshyn (1979)

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Experiment 14

Forest before trees: The precedence of global features in visual perception

Navon (1977)

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Experiment 15

Proofreading Errors on the Word The: New Evidence on Reading Units

Healy (1980)

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Representation of Meaning

Experiment 16

Priming in Item Recognition: The Organization of Propositions in Memory for Text

McKoon & Ratcliff (1980)

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Experiment 17

Semantic distance and the verification of semantic relations

Rips, Shoben, & Smith (1973)

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Experiment 18

The occurrence of clustering in the recall of randomly arranged associates

Bousfield (1953)

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Experiment 19

An evaluation of alternative functional models of narrative schemata

Yekovitch & Thornedyke (1981)

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Experiment 20

Remembering: A study in experimental and social psychology

Bartlett (1932)

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Experiment 21

Context-independent and context-dependent information in concepts

Barsalou (1982)

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Experiment 22

Facilitation in recognizing pairs of words: Evidence of a dependence between retrieval operations

Meyer and Schvaneveldt (1971)

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Experiment 23

The organization and activation of orthographic knowledge in reading aloud

Glushko (1979)

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Experiment 24

A ROWS is a ROSE: Spelling, sound and reading

Van Orden (1987)

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Reasoning

Experiment 25

Pragmatic reasoning schemas

Cheng & Holyoak (1985)

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