posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 08:53 PM
Another really interesting perception study was carried out where the researcher asked one group of people to pretend they were home buyers and read a
passage, and another group pretend they were burglars and read that same passage.
The passage was:
They go to the home of one of the boys because his mother is never there on Thursdays. The family is well-to-do. They have a find old home, set back
from the road, with attractive grounds. Since it is old it has some defects - a leaky roof, a damp and musty basement. Because the family has
considerable wealth, they have a lot of valuable possessions - 10 speed bikes, a colour TV set, a rare coin collection.
Typically participants remember information that was relevant to the perspective they took. EG. homebuyer would retain that the home has a leaky roof
while a burglar would retain the rare coin collection.
Interestingly enough, when the researcher asked the participant to now pretend to be the opposite perspective (without reading the passage again) they
all of a sudden could remember additional details.
We can possibly derive from this that OUR PERSPECTIVE is made up of WHO WE ARE and will differ from other people in real life situations. I can't
really say how big the differences can be, but I have noticed some big differences in stories between my friends and I, some parts that I remember
with an AHA like moment, others that I know and others that I never happened.