Salience and Asymmetric Judgments of Physical Distance

Formanowicz, Magdalena; Karylowski, Jerzy J. (2011). Salience and Asymmetric Judgments of Physical Distance. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112(1), pp. 289-294. Ammons Scientific 10.2466/22.24.27.PMS.112.1.289-294

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Previous research has shown that distance estimates made from memory are often asymmetric. Specifically, when A is a prominent location (a land-mark) and B is not, people tend to recall a longer distance from A to B than from B to A. Results of two experiments showed that asymmetric judgments of distance are not restricted to judgments made from memory but occur also for judgments made when all relevant visual cues are still present. Furthermore, results indicated that situational salience is sufficient to produce asymmetric judgments and that distinctiveness (such as in the case of architectural landmarks) is not necessary.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Formanowicz, Magdalena Maria

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0031-5125

Publisher:

Ammons Scientific

Language:

English

Submitter:

Magdalena Maria Formanowicz

Date Deposited:

16 Mar 2016 12:58

Last Modified:

16 Mar 2016 12:58

Publisher DOI:

10.2466/22.24.27.PMS.112.1.289-294

PubMed ID:

21466102

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73002

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73002

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