Perception & Psychophysics

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 45–46 | Cite as

On relations among perceptual and cognitive measures of information processing

  • Peter Suedfeld
  • Silvan S. Tomkins
  • William H. Tucker
Information Processing


Tests of visual information processing and verbal information processing were administered to 178 Ss. Intercorrelations showed low positive relationships between two sets of two cognitive measures each, the Sentence Completion Test (Schroder, Driver, & Streufert, 1967) and the Interpersonal Topical Inventory (Tuckman, 1965), and the Interpersonal Topical Inventory and the Polarity Scale (1965), and a high negative correlation between preference for highly complex and for moderately complex visual stimuli. Factor analysis showed three reliable major factors. There was little evidence for a relationship between perceptual and cognitive processing characteristics, which indicates some danger for general theorists.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Suedfeld
    • 1
  • Silvan S. Tomkins
    • 1
  • William H. Tucker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers, The State UniversityNew Brunswick
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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