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Individual Differences in the Structure of Color Perception

Helm, Carl E.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Color, Color Blindness, Individual Differences, Scaling, Visual Perception


This paper was presented at the American Psychological Association Meetings in Chicago in September 1960. Research in the area of determining a metric for perceived color space is generally carried out using subjects with normal color vision. The work described in this paper sorted subjects into normals and color deficients and suggests how to go about determining the nature of differences of normals from one another in terms of their 'perceptions of color relations. It is important to find out whether these differences are important enough to influence the determination of uniform color scores as well as to find out whether or not the observed differences are related to psychological variables, personality variables, or some combination.

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