- 基礎心理学研究 (ISSN:02877651)
- vol.26, no.1, pp.29-37, 2007-09-30 (Released:2016-12-01)
To explore effective proofreading methods this study focused on the characteristics of professional proofreaders and control participants who were not proofreading professionals. In an anomalous word detection task the performance of the proofreaders was better than control participants (Experiment 1). However, this better ability of proofreaders to detect anomalous words may not be due to lexical knowledge because the estimated vocabulary of the two groups was approximately the same. In the Stroop color-word task only the control participants demonstrated Stroop interference (Experiment 2). The change detection performance of the proofreaders was better than control participants in a change blindness task (Experiment 3). This better change detection ability, and the lack of interference in the Stroop test, suggests that proofreaders inhibit interference from destructive information and can conduct an exhaustive search for anomalous words. These characteristics of a high-level vision are regarded as keys for effective proofreading.