Contrast effects or loss aversion? Comment on Usher and McClelland (2004)

Jerome R. Busemeyer, James T. Townsend, Adele Diederich, Rachel Barkan

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M. Usher and J. L. McClelland (2004) recently proposed a new connectionist type of model to explain context effects on preferential choice including the similarity, attraction, and compromise effects. They compared their model with an earlier connectionist type model for these same effects proposed by R. Roe, J. R. Busemeyer. and J. T. Townsend (2001) and raised several new issues. The authors address these issues and point out the main theoretical differences between the 2 explanations for context effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalPsychological Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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