Differences in the perception of an authority figure and a nonauthority figure by Navy recruits.


The method used to test for this effect is again taken from the perceptual laboratory. It consists of inducing an optical distortion that generally results in a perceptual distortion — a change in the size and tilt of a person. If this illusion does not materialize (if the observed figure remains unchanged), we can infer that cues are being “manipulated” in… (More)