Character profiles and the activation of predictive inferences.

@article{Peracchi2004CharacterPA,
  title={Character profiles and the activation of predictive inferences.},
  author={Kelly A Peracchi and E. J. O'Brien},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1044-52}
}
Most evidence indicates that with supportive context, predictive inferences do become activated. The present experiments were designed to investigate whether the characteristics of the protagonist can mitigate against activation of a predictive inference, even when the immediately preceding context supports it. Participants read passages containing a detailed description of characteristics of the protagonist. The characteristics were either consistent, inconsistent, or neutral with respect to a… CONTINUE READING

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