Use of the anchoring and adjustment heuristic by children

  title={Use of the anchoring and adjustment heuristic by children},
  author={H. D. Smith},
  journal={Current Psychology},
  • H. D. Smith
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Current Psychology
  • Two studies are discussed in which children's use of the anchoring and adjustment heuristic was considered. Study one is a modification of the classic multiplication task devised by Kahneman and Tversky (1974). Results indicate that children in grades 4, 6, 8 and adults are affected by the order of numbers provided in an addition task. In addition, younger children display the tendency to over adjust, yielding higher estimates. In the second study, third and fifth grade participants and adults… CONTINUE READING
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