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Illusory Correlation as the Outcome of Experience Sampling

Abstract:

Individuals are typically more likely to repeatedly select alternatives they have a positive impression of. This paper shows that this sequential sampling feature of the information acquisition process might lead to the emergence of illusory correlation between attributes of multi-attribute alternatives. This suggests an alternative explanation for illusory correlation that does not rely on biased information processing. The model also shows that illusory correlation can emerge even when the ...

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Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:dc801576-37c6-47b6-8282-6ce0b370d440
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1266

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