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Why the analyses of cognitive processes matter

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 April 2001

Ulrich Hoffrage
Affiliation:
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 14195 Berlin, Germanyhoffrage@mpib-berlin.mpg.de www.mbip-berlin.mpg.de/ABC/Staff/hoffrage/home-d.htm

Abstract

Stanovich & West analyze individual differences with respect to response output (e.g., participants' numerical estimates). They do not analyze the underlying cognitive processes that led to the outputs; they thereby probably misclassify some non-normative responses as normative. Using base rate neglect and overconfidence as examples, I demonstrate the advantages of analyzing cognitive processes further.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
© 2000 Cambridge University Press

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