Psychophysics: The Fundamentals

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Subject Index

A
A′ (index of sensitivity), 145
Absolute magnitude estimation, 248-255
instructions, 254
reliability of, 255
with children, 250-251
Absolute sensitivity
of ear, 21-23
of eye, 16-21
of smell, 27
of touch, 23-27
Absolute threshold
defined, 1
measurement methods
adjustment, 64-65
constant stimuli, 46-50
limits, 55-57
power law and, 313-315
Action spectrum, 33
Adaptation-level theory, 258-259
Adaptation method, selective 37-44
Adaptive methods, 159-165
Additivity, 264-271
brightness, 268-269
loudness, 265-268
touch, 269
Adjustment, method of, 64-70
absolute thresholds, 64-65
difference thresholds, 65-70
Aggressive behavior, 178-179
All-or-none step function, 180
ALSCAL, 359
Analytical psychophysics, 31-44
Ascending series
method of limits, 55
methods of adjustment, 64
Assimilation, 258-260
Audiology, 177-178
Audiometry, 55
Az (index of sensitivity), 132

B
Behaviorist, radical, 335
Best PEST, 164
β or Beta (index of decision criterion), 107-113
β opt (optimal Beta), 111-113
Bezugs system, 223-224
Binaural summation, 232, 267-268
Bisection, 209

C
C (index of decision criterion), 122-123
C′ (index of decision criterion), 123
Catch trials, 63, 99
Category ratio scale, 289-291
Category scales, 214-229
equal-appearing intervals, 214-216
range-frequency model, 216-217
response bias and, 215-220
validity of, 343-344
verbally labeled, 220-221
City-block space, 360-361
Class A observations, 34-36
Class B observations, 34-36
Classical psychophysical methods, see Psychophysical methods, classical
Classical threshold theory, 73-81
Cognitive algebra, 225
Comparative judgment, law of, 202-203, 356
Confidence rating procedure, 149-153
Confusion scales, 191
DL, 191-206
paired comparison, 198-206

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments x
  • 1- Psychophysical Measurement Of Thresholds: Differential Sensitivity 1
  • 2- Psychophysical Measurement Of Thresholds: Absolute Sensitivity 16
  • 3- The Classical Psychophysical Methods 45
  • 4- Classical Psychophysical Theory 73
  • 5- The Theory of Signal Detection 105
  • 6- Further Considerations of Tsd 125
  • 7- Procedures of Tsd 142
  • 8- Some Applications of Tsd 166
  • 9- The Measurement of Sensory Attributes And Discrimination Scales 183
  • 10- Partition Scales 207
  • 11- Psychophysical Ratio Scaling 231
  • 12- Evaluation of Ratio Scaling Methods 264
  • 13- The Psychophysical Law 296
  • 14- Some Fundamental Issues In Psychophysical Scaling 327
  • Conclusion 369
  • Appendix 371
  • Glossary 392
  • References 408
  • Author Index 425
  • Subject Index 431
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