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Research Report CHOICES FROM IDENTICAL OPTIONS

@inproceedings{Christenfeld2005ResearchRC,
  title={Research Report CHOICES FROM IDENTICAL OPTIONS},
  author={Nicholas Christenfeld},
  year={2005}
}
Many of the decisions that people must make involve selections from arrays of identical options. The six studies presented explored people's preferences in two contexts: choosing one item from rows of identical items and choosing a route from a series of identical routes. The first three studies examined preferences for items in particular positions. Whether people were choosing a product from a grocery shelf, deciding which bathroom stall to use, or marking a box on a questionnaire, they… 

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