Is absolute identification always relative? Comment on Stewart, Brown, and Chater (2005)

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dc.contributor.author Brown, SD
dc.contributor.author Marley, AA
dc.contributor.author Lacouture, Y
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:14:34Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Psychological Review, 2007, 114 (2), pp. 528 - 532
dc.identifier.issn 0033-295X
dc.identifier.other C4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16853
dc.description.abstract N. Stewart, G. D. A. Brown, and N. Chater's (2005) relative judgment model includes three core assumptions that enable it to predict accurately the vast majority of classical phenomena in absolute identification choices, but not the time taken to make them, including sequential effects, such as assimilation and contrast. These core assumptions, coupled with the parameter values used in the above-mentioned article, lead to the prediction that identification accuracy is low when a large stimulus on 1 trial is followed by a small stimulus on the next trial and vice versa. Data do not support this prediction. The authors identify a set of parameters that allow the model to better fit the data, but problems remain when the data are analyzed with a version of the discrimination measure (d') from signal detection theory. The fundamental problem is that the model fits data on average but at the expense of making incorrect predictions in detail.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher American Psychological Association
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1037/0033-295X.114.2.528
dc.title Is absolute identification always relative? Comment on Stewart, Brown, and Chater (2005)
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Psychological Review
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 114
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation US en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 528 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 532 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1701 Psychology
dc.personcode 102475
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Psychology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords absolute identification, relative judgment theory, sequential effects en_US
dc.description.keywords absolute identification, relative judgment theory, sequential effects
dc.description.keywords absolute identification, relative judgment theory, sequential effects
dc.description.keywords absolute identification, relative judgment theory, sequential effects
dc.description.keywords absolute identification, relative judgment theory, sequential effects
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Study of Choice


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