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Using 93 Southern Illinois University students I demonstrated that the perceptual style which a student uses in his learning process has an affect on the accuracy with which he/she locates states on a United States map. Two perceptual styles were looked at: Global and analytic. The influence of other factors, such as sex, country of grade school education, and emotional involvement with states, were also taken into consideration. A significant relationship was found between the variables of perceptual style and number of states missed on the United States map. State preferences was also an issue examined in this study, and the results were consistent with previous studies.