SOCIAL CONTEXT DIFFERENCES IN PERIPHERAL VISUAL STIMULI PROCESSING OF YOUNG STUDENTS
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology
The present study highlights the possible differences between young people living in rural areas and young people from urban areas regarding visual perception of peripheral light stimuli. Method: Participants in the study are represented by a number of 116 students of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest aged between 19 and 24 years (M = 21.37, SD = 2.14); 57 students living in rural areas and completing their university studies in psychology in Bucharest and a number of 59 students residing in Bucharest. Tools: peripheral perception test (Vienna Tests System, 1992), is a system of LEDs that measures average response time to visual stimuli lights that come in compact blocks to the left and to the right. The distributions of variables for the two groups are normal after applying Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic test (p> 0.05). Results: for hypothesis testing student t test was applied. However, it can be said that the research hypotheses were not confirmed (p> 0.05) and thus there were no statistically significant differences between the means of groups of young people in urban and rural areas regarding perception of peripheral visual light stimuli. Conclusions: These results show that young people growing up in either rural or urban areas have the same visual processing peripheral light stimuli performance level, even though those who grow up and develop in the city are surrounded by more visual stimuli such as cars, traffic road, neon signs, etc.
Keywords: rural environment, urban environment, visual stimuli mean, peripherial perceptual visual stimuli.
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2. M. Chraif (2013). Social context differences in peripheral visual stimuli processing of young students. . Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, vol. 3, no.4, pp. 13-22, 2013.
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