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ERIC Number: EJ152890
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Publication Date: 1976
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Illusory Correlation in Interpersonal Perception: A Cognitive Basis of Stereotypic Judgments
Hamilton, David L.; Gifford, Robert K.
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 12, 4, 392-407, Jul 76
Illusory correlation refers to an erroneous inference a person makes about the relationship between two categories of events. The present findings demonstrate that distortions in judgment can result from the cognitive mechanisms involved in processing information about co-occurring events, at least when the various events co-occur with differential frequencies. (Author)
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