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Unformatted text preview: It was determined that error rate was also significantly higher for similar letter pairs. The findings of this experiment showed that people have a more difficult time distinguishing between two objects that are similar than two objects that are the same. References Briggs, R., & Hocevar, D. (1975). A new distinctive features theory for upper case letters. The Journal of General Psychology , 93, 87-93. Carpenter, J.S., & Clement, D.E. (1970). Relative discriminability of visually-presented letter pairs using a same-different choice-reaction time task. Psychonomic Science, 20(6), 365-367. McKoon, G., Ratcliff, R., & Thapar, A., (2003). A diffusion model analysis of the effects of aging on letter discrimination. Psychology and Aging , 18(3), 415-429....
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- Psychology, Letter case, pairs, Stephanie Leath