ERIC Number: EJ543397
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Bias in Adolescents' Everyday Reasoning and Its Relationship with Intellectual Ability, Personal Theories, and Self-Serving Motivation.
Klaczynski, Paul A.
Developmental Psychology, v33 n2 p273-83 Mar 1997
Ninth and 12th graders completed intellectual ability measures and engaged in reasoning about hypothetical arguments that were either consistent or inconsistent with their own theories. Results indicated that intellectual and verbal ability predicted each of several reasoning indexes. Neither ability measures nor age were related to reasoning biases. Subjects' own theories accounted for most variance in reasoning biases. (BC)
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