Nested sets and base-rate neglect: Two types of reasoning?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (3):260-261 (2007)
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Barbey & Sloman (B&S) claim that frequency formats and other task manipulations induce people to substitute associative thinking for rule-based thinking about nested sets. My critique focuses on the substitution assumption. B&S demonstrate that nested sets are important to solve base-rate problems but they do not show that thinking about these nested sets relies on a different type of reasoning



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