Lateral Asymmetry of Risky Recommendations

  title={Lateral Asymmetry of Risky Recommendations},
  author={Roger A. Drake},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={409 - 417}
  • R. A. Drake
  • Published 1 December 1985
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Previous research has suggested that the bidirectional relationship between preference and frequency is moderated by patterns of relative cerebral activation. These patterns can be manipulated by the induction of lateral attentional orientation. It was hypothesized that recommendation of risk would be greater during manipulated rightward than during leftward or forward orientation of attention. An experiment using Stoner-like dilemmas produced significant support for the hypothesis. Consistency… 

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