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  1. Gordon Pennycook, James Allan Cheyne, Derek J. Koehler & Jonathan A. Fugelsang (2013). Belief Bias During Reasoning Among Religious Believers and Skeptics. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 20 (4):806-811.
    We provide evidence that religious skeptics, as compared to believers, are both more reflective and effective in logical reasoning tasks. While recent studies have reported a negative association between an analytic cognitive style and religiosity, they focused exclusively on accuracy, making it difficult to specify potential underlying cognitive mechanisms. The present study extends the previous research by assessing both performance and response times on quintessential logical reasoning problems. Those reporting more religious skepticism made fewer reasoning errors than did believers. This (...)
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    Jan De Houwer, Klaus Fiedler & Agnes Moors (2013). Strengths and Limitations of Theoretical Explanations in Psychology: Introduction to the Special Section. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 20:631-642.
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  3. Etienne P. LeBel & Christopher J. Wilbur (2013). Big Secrets Do Not Necessarily Cause Hills to Appear Steeper. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
    Slepian, Masicampo, Toosi, and Ambady found that individuals recalling and writing about a big, meaningful secret judged a pictured hill as steeper than did those who recalled and wrote about a small, inconsequential secret. From an embodied cognition perspective, this result was interpreted as suggesting that important secrets weigh people down. Answering to mounting calls for the crucial need of independent direct replications of published findings to ensure the self-correcting nature of our science, we sought to corroborate Slepian et al.’s (...)
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