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Conservatism in a Simple Probability Inference Task

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents three experiments that explore several factors that affect conservatism. Experiment I examined the effects of prior probabilities, amount of data, and the diagnostic impact of ... More


Symbol Shapes

Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler

in How Children Learn to Write Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199907977
eISBN:
9780190228422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199907977.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In some writing systems, such as Korean, the shape of a letter provides a clue to its linguistic function. Usually, though, the relationship between a symbol of writing and the linguistic units that ... More


Social Learning in Birds and its Role in Shaping a Foraging Niche*

Tore Slagsvold and Karen L. Wiebe

in Culture Evolves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608966
eISBN:
9780191804656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608966.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

We briefly review the literature on social learning in birds, concluding that strong evidence exists mainly for predator recognition, song, mate choice and foraging. The mechanism of local ... More


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