Primacy in causal strength judgments: the effect of initial evidence for generative versus inhibitory relationships.

@article{Dennis2001PrimacyIC,
  title={Primacy in causal strength judgments: the effect of initial evidence for generative versus inhibitory relationships.},
  author={Michelle J. Dennis and Woo-Kyoung Ahn},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={152-64}
}
The order in which people receive information has a substantial effect on subsequent judgment and inference. Our focus is on the order of covariation evidence in causal learning. The first experiment shows that the initial presentation of evidence suggesting a generative causal relationship (the joint presence or joint absence of cause and effect) leads to higher judged causal strength than does the initial presentation of evidence suggesting an inhibitory relationship (the presence of cause or… CONTINUE READING