Affordances and events: Theory and research
Journal/Book: Ecol Psychol. 2000; 12: 10 Industrial Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262, USA. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc. 93-107.
Abstract: In replying to the commentaries, I focus on issues relating to theory, empirical practice (i.e., to how research on events and affordances has been conducted), and empirical research that I think is needed. I reiterate my argument that because they differ qualitatively, affordances might be perceived without prior or concurrent perception of the underlying events. I suggest that research on event perception might, in principle, inform research on the perception of affordances, but existing research has made no explicit attempt to do this. I conclude by stressing the need for new research and for exponents of event perception to identify a theoretical motivation, within ecological theory, for why events should be perceived.
Note: Article Stoffregen TA, Univ Cincinnati, Dept Psychol, POB 210376, Cincinnati,OH 45221 USA
Keyword(s): VISUAL-PERCEPTION; LIFTED WEIGHT; PERCEIVING AFFORDANCES; BIOLOGICAL MOTION; RELATIVE MASS; COORDINATION; DYNAMICS; GUIDANCE; BALL