Use or misuse of the selection task? Rejoinder to Fiddick, Cosmides, and Tooby

@article{Sperber2002UseOM,
  title={Use or misuse of the selection task? Rejoinder to Fiddick, Cosmides, and Tooby},
  author={D. Sperber and V. Girotto},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2002},
  volume={85},
  pages={277-290}
}
Sperber, Cara, and Girotto (Cognition 52 (1995) 3) argued that, in Wason's selection task, relevance-guided comprehension processes tend to determine participants' performance and pre-empt the use of other inferential capacities. Because of this, the value of the selection task as a tool for studying human inference has been grossly overestimated. Fiddick, Cosmides, and Tooby (Cognition 77 (2000) 1) argued against Sperber et al. that specialized inferential mechanisms, in particular the "social… Expand

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