ERIC Number: EJ529826
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Self-Serving Influences on Adolescents' Evaluations of Belief-Relevant Evidence.
Klaczynski, Paul A.; Gordon, David H.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v62 n3 p317-39 Aug 1996
Examined effects of motivation and intellectual ability on adolescent reasoning. Fifty adolescents were presented "scientific" evidence relevant to their religious affiliations. A manipulation designed to motivate adolescents toward greater accuracy improved overall performance. Crystallized intellectual ability was linked to absolute level of reasoning and to effectiveness of accuracy manipulation. However, reasoning biases cut across levels of intellectual ability. (WJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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