Personal Factors Influencing Perception in Reading

Russell, David H.; Groff, Patrick J.
May 1955
Education;May1955, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p600
Academic Journal
The article discusses various personal factors that influence perception in the reading process. Children's percepts of words or sentences are not separate occasions, nor even one of a succession of objects like beads on a string. Rather, they are part of ever-changing mental activity linked to preceding sensations of chart or printed page and merging into subsequent concepts and thinking processes. In the act of perception the child does not respond only to verbal black-and-white by itself. As he reacts to label, chart or printed page he also responds to a host of memories, images, emotional components, and other environmental factors.


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