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An Experimental Research on Causal Illusion (in Chinese)

Shao, Z. F. and Zhao, J. (2004) An Experimental Research on Causal Illusion (in Chinese). [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

The research examined humans’ causal attribution of response-outcome under controllable and uncontrollable conditions respectively and attempted to find out whether providing appropriate external cues could be beneficial to them in making accurate judgments. The results indicate: 1) under controllable conditions, the delay of feedback might lead to causal illusion; 2) under uncontrollable conditions, the subjects developed superstition and illusion of control rather than helplessness; 3) providing appropriate external cues helped the subjects eliminate their former established causal illusion.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:delay, causal illusion, superstition, illusion of control
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:5659
Deposited By:Shao, Zhifang
Deposited On:20 Aug 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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