Rational explanation of the selection task
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Rational explanation of the selection task. PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW, 103 (2). pp. 381-391. ISSN 0033-295XFull text not available from this repository.
M. Oaksford and N. Chater (O&C; 1994) presented the first quantitative model of P. C. Wason's (1966, 1968) selection task in which performance is rational. J. St B T Evans and D. E. Over (1996) reply that O&C's account is normatively incorrect and cannot model K. N. Kirby's(1994b) or P. Pollard and J. St B T Evans's (1983) data. It is argued that an equivalent measure satisfies their normative concerns and that a modification of O&C's model accounts for their empirical concerns. D. Laming (1996) argues that O&C made unjustifiable psychological assumptions and that a ''correct'' Bayesian analysis agrees with logic. It is argued that O&C's model makes normative and psychological sense and that Laming's analysis is not Bayesian. A. Almor and S. A. Sloman (1996) argue that O&C cannot explain their data. It is argued that Almor and Sloman's data do not bear on O&C's model because they alter the nature of the task. It is concluded that O&C's model remains the most compelling and comprehensive account of the selection task.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW|
|Publisher:||AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC|
|Official Date:||April 1996|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 381-391|
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