Resistance is futile: the unwitting insertion of analogical inferences in memory.

  title={Resistance is futile: the unwitting insertion of analogical inferences in memory.},
  author={David A Perrott and Dedre Gentner and Galen V. Bodenhausen},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={12 4},
Analogical inferences can modify people's understanding, but can this occur even when the inferences are unpalatable? We report two experiments suggesting that this is the case. Participants read a source passage on the role and status of gay people in society. Half then read an analogy describing the historical persecution of left-handers. On a subsequent recognition test, the participants who read the analogy were more likely than the control participants to misrecognize analogical inferences… CONTINUE READING

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