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Getting lost in buildings. / Carlson, Laura; Hoelscher, Christoph; Shipley, Thomas; Dalton, Ruth.

In: Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 19, No. 5, 01.10.2010, p. 284 - 289.

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Carlson, L, Hoelscher, C, Shipley, T & Dalton, R 2010, 'Getting lost in buildings', Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 284 - 289. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721410383243

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Carlson, L., Hoelscher, C., Shipley, T., & Dalton, R. (2010). Getting lost in buildings. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(5), 284 - 289. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721410383243

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Carlson L, Hoelscher C, Shipley T, Dalton R. Getting lost in buildings. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 2010 Oct 1;19(5):284 - 289. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721410383243

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Carlson, Laura ; Hoelscher, Christoph ; Shipley, Thomas ; Dalton, Ruth. / Getting lost in buildings. In: Current Directions in Psychological Science. 2010 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 284 - 289.

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