Reasoning with conditionals containing negated constituents.

  title={Reasoning with conditionals containing negated constituents.},
  author={Mike Oaksford and Keith Stenning},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={18 4},
Three experiments investigated matching bias in conditional reasoning tasks. Matching bias occurs when Ss ignore negations and match named items. Experiment 1 used an abstract and a thematic version of Evans's (1972) construction task. Results showed that matching may be due to an interaction between task demands and constructing contrast classes when interpreting negations. Experiment 2, which used Wason's (1968) selection task, introduced a manipulation to ease contrast-class construction… CONTINUE READING

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