By briefly looking at the pieces of cardboard during the demonstration, I can quickly determine who made each drawing.
Each piece of cardboard has a label I printed on my computer, containing a few simple instructions and my phone number. I he wording of the instructions is identical on all lVvc labels.
All the labels are placed at the same general location on the pieces of cardboard. All the labels are centered on the cardboard, about a quarter of an inch from the top edge.
The printed instructions on three labels are perfectly centered. One label is put on straight. One label is tilted ouch that its left comer is lower than its right. One is lilted such that its left corner is higher than its right corner. Picture 6 shows how 1 tilt these three labels.
1 he fourth label has the printed instructions slightly lower or. the label. The fifth label has the printed instructions slightly higher on the label. These two labels are put on straight» as shown in Picture 7.
Mind, Myth and Mayjct: by T A Watei> de^e: ilv>s several oilier ways to mark items for psyehometry demonstrations.
Another method 1 have used to determine who made each drawing involves putting all the labels on in an identical manner, but changing one of the digits in the phone number or 7ip code. I tirst saw tins method in Larry Becker's World o f Super Memalism
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