An Investigation of How People of Different Age, Sex, and Temperament Estimate the World

  title={An Investigation of How People of Different Age, Sex, and Temperament Estimate the World},
  author={I. Trofimova},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={533 - 552}
  • I. Trofimova
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Reports
Results of a study on 167 subjects demonstrated that the basic semantic structure of consciousness is associated with a person's temperament, age, and sex. Concrete particularities of estimations and structure of the semantic space depend upon these biologically based characteristics. The results suggest the presence of a phenomenon of “projection through capacities”: when a person registers only those aspects of objects or situation that he can properly react to and deal with in their own… Expand
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