What are Absolute Thresholds?
- The minimum amount of stimulus energy that people can detect (Santrock, 2003)
Frequently Asked Questions
- How is it measured? Does it differ from one person to another? If so, how can psychologists utilize the numbers they get?
- What are absolute thresholds? When was the measurement first conceptualized and used? How is it different from relative thresholds? Are there any "coefficients" or "known" absolute thresholds? Is it still being used today? Apart from psychology, are there any fields that make use of it? Are there any existing criticisms about it? If so, what are they? And, are there any alternatives to this kind of measurement?