The effect of base rate, careful analysis, and the distinction between decisions from experience and from description

Amos Schurr, Ido Erev

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Abstract

Barbey & Sloman (B&S) attribute base-rate neglect to associative processes (like retrieval from memory) that fail to adequately represent the set structure of the problem. This commentary notes that associative responses can also lead to base-rate overweighting. We suggest that the difference between the two patterns is related to the distinction between decisions from experience and decisions from description.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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