International Journal of Psychology vol:43 issue:3/4 pages:807-808
29th International Congress of Psychology edition:XXIX location:Berlin, Germany date:20-25 July 2008
Three experiments tested the hypothesis that repeated prior strategy use affects subsequent strategy choice. Adults were presented sequences of items that either strongly elicited an addition-based or a subtraction-based strategy for judging numerosities in a rectangular grid. Each sequence was followed by a “neutral” item that equally elicited both strategies. Experiment 1 and 2 revealed that strategy choices on a neutral item were affected by the repeated use of the strategy on the previous items, but only for a small range of neutral items. Experiment 3 showed that this effect was – unexpectedly – not strengthened by the length of the sequence.