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Illusory correlation, group size and memory

Van Rooy, Dirk; Vanhoomissen, Tim; Van Overwalle, Frank


Two studies were conducted to test the predictions of a multi-component model of distinctiveness-based illusory correlation (IC) regarding the use of episodic and evaluative information in the production of the phenomenon. Extending on the standard paradigm, participants were presented with 4 groups decreasing in size, but all exhibiting the same ratio of positive to negative behaviours. Study 1 (N = 75) specifically tested the role of group size and distinctiveness, by including a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2013.05.006


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