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Because different reference frames can be used to describe a simple spatial situation such as the relationship between two objects, spatial descriptions can be confusing and/or ambiguous. To reduce this difficulty, do people assume a particular reference frame when interpreting spatial descriptions? If so, does the makeup of the spatial scene affect this(More)
The goal of this study was to identify whether individual differences among students might influence the effectiveness of visualizations; in particular, concurrently presented alternative visualizations of chemical molecules. Thirty beginning organic chemistry students of varying prior knowledge completed: (1) a battery of tests measuring reasoning ability,(More)
Individuals often revise their belief in conditional relations when faced with contradictory evidence. However, individuals' beliefs about the reliability of particular sources may influence their acceptance of such evidence. In three experiments, we examined effects of source credibility on belief revision. Participants were presented with a description of(More)
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