Date of Award

Summer 1981

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)




Does man have the capacity to process environmental. stimulation of such weak magnitude or rapid duration that he is not aware of it? If so, can such minimal stimuli affect man's subsequent behavior? Dixon (1971) and Gordon (l967) presented en overview of early scholarly thought on these questions. Democritus, in 400 B.c., may have been the first to have recorded man's contemplation of subliminal information processing. He stated that "much is perceptible which is not perceived by us" (cited in Dixon, 1971, P.6)...



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