Title: Initial belief state as a predictor of belief revision
Authors: Dieussaert, Kristien ×
Schaeken, Walter
De Neys, Wim
d'Ydewalle, Géry #
Issue Date: Jun-2000
Publisher: Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive
Series Title: Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive vol:19 issue:3 pages:277-288A
Abstract: In this study, we refined Elio and Pelletier's (1997) belief revision experiments. Contrary to their findings, our results failed to show that conditional sentences are more readily abandoned than ground sentences in recreating a consistent belief state; participants preferred expressing their doubt about the conditional over disbelieving it. Refinements in the design led to the conclusion that the greater their initial certitude about the conditional, the less participants are prepared to reject the conditional rule and the greater they tend to retain their retrospective belief in the rule.
ISSN: 0249-9185
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
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