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Do children profit from looking beyond looks? From similarity-based to cue abstraction processes in multiple-cue judgment

von Helversen, Bettina and Mata, Rui and Olsson, Henrik. (2010) Do children profit from looking beyond looks? From similarity-based to cue abstraction processes in multiple-cue judgment. Developmental Psychology, 46 (1). pp. 220-229.

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Abstract

The authors investigated the ability of 9- to 11-year-olds and of adults to use similarity-based and rule-based processes as a function of task characteristics in a task that can be considered either a categorization task or a multiple-cue judgment task, depending on the nature of the criterion (binary vs. continuous). Both children and adults relied on similarity-based processes in the categorization task. However, adults relied on cue abstraction in the multiple-cue judgment task, whereas the majority of children continued to rely on similarity-based processes. Reliance on cue abstraction resulted in better judgments for adults but not for children in the multiple-cue judgment task. This suggests that 9- to 11-year-olds may have defaulted to similarity-based processes because they were not able to employ a cue abstraction process efficiently.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Cognitive and Decision Sciences (Hertwig)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Entscheidungspsychologie > Cognitive and Decision Sciences (Mata)
UniBasel Contributors:Mata, Rui and von Helversen, Bettina
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Psychological Association
ISSN:0012-1649
e-ISSN:1939-0599
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:29 Nov 2017 09:57

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