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dc.contributor.authorPang, Hyunmoen
dc.date2009-09-02 11:59:06.647
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-22T21:59:04Z
dc.date.available2009-09-22T21:59:04Z
dc.date.issued2009-09-22T21:59:04Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/5174
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Psychology) -- Queen's University, 2009-09-02 11:59:06.647en
dc.description.abstractMagnitudes of numbers influence numerical inequality judgments of people. Do symbols representing numbers also affect numerical inequality judgments? To answer the question, I manipulated digit similarity in two-digit number comparison tasks. During the experiment, the participants took part in two comparison tasks – the judging-larger task and the judging-smaller task. Given pairs of two-digit numbers, the participants were required to make numerical inequality judgments (judging larger or judging smaller). To investigate the effect of digit similarity, two kinds of number pairs were used. Two-digit number pairs consisting of same-digits numbers (e.g., 21 – 12) and two-digit number pairs consisting of different-digits numbers (e.g., 21 – 30) were presented at random. The participants needed more time to compare the same-digits number pairs than the different-digits pairs. The result was independent of the findings in number comparison studies such as the numerical-distance effect (Moyer & Landauer, 1967) and the unit-decade compatibility effect (Nuerk, Weger, & Willmes, 2001). The present study poses challenge to the current theories of two-digit number comparison.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectnumber comparisonen
dc.subjectdigit similarityen
dc.titleTwo-digit number comparisonen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.Sc.en
dc.contributor.supervisorMewhort, Douglas J. K.en
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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