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Contiguity and the outcome density bias in action-outcome contingency judgements.

Abstract:

In cause-outcome contingency judgement tasks, judgements often reflect the actual contingency but are also influenced by the overall probability of the outcome, P(O). Action-outcome instrumental learning tasks can foster a pattern in which judgements of positive contingencies become less positive as P(O) increases. Variable contiguity between the action and the outcome may produce this bias. Experiment 1 recorded judgements of positive contingencies that were largely uninfluenced by P(O) usin...

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10.1080/02724990444000104

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Journal:
The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. B, Comparative and physiological psychology
Volume:
58
Issue:
2
Pages:
177-192
Publication date:
2005-04-05
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EISSN:
1464-1321
ISSN:
0272-4995
URN:
uuid:8b97dbed-72ef-454c-862b-ed6afbd4eb11
Source identifiers:
379134
Local pid:
pubs:379134

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