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    Paradoxical individual differences in conditional inference

    Oaksford, Mike and Sellen, J. (2000) Paradoxical individual differences in conditional inference. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (5), pp. 691-692. ISSN 0140-525X.

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    Paradoxical individual differences, where a dysfunctional trait correlates positively with some preconceived notion of the normatively correct answer, provide compelling evidence that the wrong norm has been adopted. We have found that logical performance on conditional inference is positively correlated with schizotypy. Following Stanovich & West's reasoning, we conclude that logic is not normative in conditional inference, the prototypically logical task.


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 10:22
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:26


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