Examining the influence of anecdotal stories and the interplay of individual differences on reasoning
Thinking & Reasoning, Volume 22, Issue 3, 2016, Pages 274-296.
scientific reasoningevidence evaluation skillsscientific communicationthinking dispositionsAnecdotal stories
In two experiments, we explored whether anecdotal stories influenced how individuals reasoned when evaluating scientific news articles. We additionally considered the role of education level and thinking dispositions on reasoning. Participants evaluated eight scientific news articles that drew questionable interpretations from the evidenc...More
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