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ERIC Number: EJ792101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
Compound Cue Processing in Linearly and Nonlinearly Separable Environments
Hoffrage, Ulrich; Garcia-Retamero, Rocio; Czienskowski, Uwe
Psychological Record, v58 n2 p301-314 Spr 2008
Take-the-best (TTB) is a fast and frugal heuristic for paired comparison that has been proposed as a model of bounded rationality. This heuristic has been criticized for not taking compound cues into account to predict a criterion, although such an approach is sometimes required to make accurate predictions. By means of computer simulations, it is shown that TTB-configural, an extension of TTB that processes compound cues, can outperform both TTB and a more demanding benchmark. Moreover, a review of experimental evidence suggests that people actually use TTB-configural when equipped with the corresponding knowledge about the causal structure of the environment. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table, and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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