Equating Inverse Probabilities in Implicit Personality Judgments

@article{Dawes1993EquatingIP,
  title={Equating Inverse Probabilities in Implicit Personality Judgments},
  author={R. Dawes and Herbert L. Mirels and E. Gold and E. Donahue},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={4},
  pages={396 - 400}
}
  • R. Dawes, Herbert L. Mirels, +1 author E. Donahue
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • Meehl and Rosen (1955) observed that their colleagues tended to equate the sensitivity of a sign (its probability given a diagnostic category) with its predictive accuracy (the probability of the diagnostic category given the sign). Such equating of inverse probabilities implies ignoring base rates. Later, many researchers demonstrated such neglect in a number of experimental contexts involving hypothetical judgments; others have found some use of base rates—but only when base rates were… CONTINUE READING
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