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Title: The gestalt characteristics of experiences that extend over time: A further analysis
Author: Chow, Shue Loong
ISNI:       0000 0001 3548 6221
Awarding Body: Leeds University
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2006
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The literature on how people evaluate _th~ir sequential expe~.iences makes two contrasting observations. On the one hand, the literature suggests that some of the key findings, such as the preference for an improving sequence, are persistent effects. On the other hand, an emerging, critical literature has pointed out· that such effects are highly conditional on a number of factors, such as the sequence domain. The presence of such factors could moderate the preference for improvement.· The objective of the studies in this thesis was to explore the role of such factors on people's evaluations of sequences of delays. The results of the studies suggested that gestalt theories such as the preference for improvement in a sequence of delays are not always applicable, but instead conditional on many factors, such as the duration of delays, the degree to which delays prevented task achievement, and people's expectations of how delays are usually experienced. Key words: Gestalt characteristics, Sequences, Delays, Preference for improvement.
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Qualification Name: Leeds University, 2006 Qualification Level: Doctoral
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