On the Circumspect Pooling of Reaction Times



Since Krech never wrote a paper in which reaction times were used as a dependent variable, some brief explanation as to why I include a chapter on this topic in his Festschrift is in order. I find that three of the themes that Krech stressed during the period of my graduate education in the 1950s have been cornerstones of my thinking as a psychologist ever since. Although the subjects in my experiments have shifted twice from animals to humans, and although the substance of my research has varied over a range of biological, pharmacological, educational and even social topics, these three themes have provided a continuity which is visible to me, if to no one else.


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  1. 1.Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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