Perseverance of Social Theories : The Role of Explanation in the Persistence of Discredited Information Craig

@inproceedings{Anderson1980PerseveranceOS,
  title={Perseverance of Social Theories : The Role of Explanation in the Persistence of Discredited Information Craig},
  author={Anthony Anderson and Mark R. Lepper and Lee Ross},
  year={1980}
}
The perseverance of social theories was examined in two experiments within a debriefing paradigm. Subjects were initially given two case studies suggestive of either a positive or a negative relationship between risk taking and success as a firefighter. Some subjects were asked to provide a written explanation of the relationship; others were not. In addition, experimental subjects were thoroughly debriefed concerning the fictitious nature of the initial case studies. Subsequent assessments of… CONTINUE READING
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