SCALING PERCEIVED DISTANCE ALONG A ROAD

The relationship between perceived and real distance along a road was investigated using the method of fractionation in a field experiment and two laboratory experiments. In each case data were well fitted by a modified form of Steven's power law. A laboratory simulation (experiment 2) failed to reproduce results of the field experiment. However when distance stimuli were improved by using ordinary cars instead of lights to define standard distances, laboratory results (experiment 3) were closer to those obtained in the field.

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    Australian Psychology Society

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Hoffmann, E R
    • MACDONALD, W A
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00194056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM