ERIC Number: EJ628620
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Demonstrating the Concept of Illusory Correlation.
Jackson, Jay W.
Teaching of Psychology, v27 n4 p273-76 Aut 2000
Describes a classroom demonstration of the illusory correlation effect (people often subjectively overestimate how often two distinctive events occur together) that replicates a classic experiment on illusory correlation. Explains that the demonstration illustrates the role that basic cognitive processes play in developing social stereotypes. (CMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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