• Psychology
  • Published 1963

THE SIZE-WEIGHT ILLUSION OF NORMAL ADULTS

@inproceedings{Shen1963THESI,
  title={THE SIZE-WEIGHT ILLUSION OF NORMAL ADULTS},
  author={N. C. Shen},
  year={1963}
}
100 normal adult subjects, the two sexes being equally represented, were employed in a lifting-weight experiment. The requirement was to select a weight from a series of comparison cylinders to match a particular standard cylinder in perceived heaviness. The comparison weights are all of the same dimensions (4 cm in height and 2.5cm in diameter), but of different weight. There were two standard weights, all of 50 grams but of different dimensions. The larger standard is 4cm in height and 6.5cm… CONTINUE READING