The dependence of the conjunction fallacy on subtle linguistic factors

  title={The dependence of the conjunction fallacy on subtle linguistic factors},
  author={K. Fiedler},
  journal={Psychological Research},
  • K. Fiedler
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Research
  • SummaryThe three experiments reported in this article are concerned with moderating conditions of the so-called conjunction fallacy. Although the conjunction of two events (A&B) is necessarily less probable than one event alone, intelligent people's judgments sometimes violate this logical principle when it is easier to think about or imagine the conjunction A&B than the component event A. It was hypothesized that the fallacy might be reduced either by a priming treatment (directing the… CONTINUE READING
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