Illusory Correlations as the Outcome of Experiential Sampling

Denrell, Jerker (2008) Illusory Correlations as the Outcome of Experiential Sampling. In: Cognitive Science Society Conference, July 2008, Washington, D.C..

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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 attributes are independently distributed and the distributions are not skewed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: Learning; Experience; Sampling; Illusory Correlation
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2012 21:53
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2415

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