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Two common (and recent) mistakes about dual process reasoning and cognitive bias

"Dual process" theories of reasoning -- which have been around for a long time in social psychology -- posit (for the sake of forming and testing hypotheses; positing for any other purpose is obnoxious) that there is an important distinction between two types of mental operations.Very generally, one of these involves largely unconscious, intuitive reasoning and the other conscious, reflective…See More
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R^2 ("R squared") envy

Was at a conference recently & a (perfectly nice & really smart) guy in the audience warns everyone not to take social psychology data on risk perception too seriously: "some of the studies have R2's of only 0.15...."Oy.... Where to start? Well how about with this: the R2 for viagra effectiveness versus placebo ... 0.14!R2 is the "percentage of the variance explained" by a statistical model. I'm sure…See More
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Two common (and recent) mistakes about dual process reasoning and cognitive bias

"Dual process" theories of reasoning -- which have been around for a long time in social psychology -- posit (for the sake of forming and testing hypotheses; positing for any other purpose is obnoxious) that there is an important distinction between two types of mental operations.

Very generally, one of these involves largely unconscious, intuitive reasoning and the other conscious,…

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Posted on February 21, 2012 at 5:35

Against Goldilocks "Theorizing" (on Climate Change Risk Perception & Anything Else)

We often are told that "dire news" on climate change provokes dissonance-driven resistance.

Yet many commentators who…

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Posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:17

Industrial Strength Risk Perception Measure

In an earlier post, I presented some data that displayed how public perceptions of risk vary across putative hazards and how perceptions of each of those risks varies between cultural subgroups.  

 

The risk perceptions were measured by asking respondents to indicate on “a scale of 0-10 with 0 being ‘no risk at all’ and 10 meaning ‘extreme risk,’ how much risk…

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Posted on February 9, 2012 at 13:30

R^2 ("R squared") envy

Was at a conference recently & a (perfectly nice & really smart) guy in the audience warns everyone not to take social psychology data on risk perception too seriously: "some of the studies have R2's of only 0.15...."

Oy.... Where to start? Well how about with this: the R2 for viagra effectiveness versus placebo ...…

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Posted on February 6, 2012 at 12:30

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