ERIC Number: EJ550058
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Reasoning Independently of Prior Beliefs and Individual Differences in Actively Open-Minded Thinking.
Stanovich, Keith E.; West, Richard F.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v89 n2 p342-57 Jun 1997
College students (n=349) completed an argument evaluation test in which they evaluated arguments about real-life situations. Argument quality and strength of prior beliefs were used to create an index of differences that were reliably linked to differences in cognitive ability and actively open-minded thinking. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Research supported by Grant 410-95-0315 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a James Madison University Program Faculty Assistance Grant.