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    • Conflict detection in dual-process theory: Are we good at detecting when we are biased at decision making? 

      Pennycook, Gordon Robert (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-31)
      In the domain of reasoning and decision making, some dual-process theorists have suggested that people are highly efficient at detecting conflicting outputs engendered by competing intuitive and analytic processes (De Neys ...
    • Exploring the utility of state-level wise reasoning: New assessment and facilitation methods 

      Brienza, Justin Peter (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-11)
      Wisdom is considered the apex of human development, exemplified in various cultural traditions by optimal, balanced judgment and decision making that benefits others and the self. Contemporary psychological accounts ...
    • Extremely Partisan Samples Impact Perceptions of Political Group Beliefs 

      van der Valk, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2023-12-05)
      Accurately inferring the beliefs of a partisan group (e.g. Democrats, Republicans) can be challenging when exposed to extremely partisan beliefs from that group. Across two studies (total N = 566), we tested whether people ...
    • Fear of Guilt in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

      Chiang, Brenda (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-30)
      Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a significantly impairing anxiety disorder for which the most successful treatment, cognitive behaviour therapy, has 50-60% success rates, taking into account treatment refusals and ...
    • Loading… Loading… The Influence of Download Time on Information Search 

      Smith, Alyssa (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-22)
      When browsing online, there is considerable variation in the amount of time that one has to wait for content to appear once the link to that content has been activated (i.e., clicked). In two experiments we examined how ...
    • On the Determinants of Effort 

      Dunn, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-04)
      That humans configure their behaviors in ways to avoid effortful actions is undoubtedly one of the most pervasive hypotheses put forth to account for a wide range of human behaviors. This dissertation describes a series ...
    • Unclaimed Prize Information Increases the Appeal of Scratch Card Games 

      Stange, Madison; Walker, Alexander C.; Fugelsang, Jonathan A.; Koehler, Derek J.; Dixon, Mike J. (Taylor and Francis, 2020-11-03)
      Previous research suggests that intuitively appealing, yet uninformative unclaimed prize information is capable of biasing gambling-related judgments when people compare scratch cards that vary in the number of unclaimed ...


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