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    The Epistemic Status of Processing Fluency as Source for Judgments of Truth.Rolf Reber & Christian Unkelbach - 2010 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (4):563-581.
    This article combines findings from cognitive psychology on the role of processing fluency in truth judgments with epistemological theory on justification of belief. We first review evidence that repeated exposure to a statement increases the subjective ease with which that statement is processed. This increased processing fluency, in turn, increases the probability that the statement is judged to be true. The basic question discussed here is whether the use of processing fluency as a cue to truth is epistemically justified. In (...)
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    Repetition increases both the perceived truth and fakeness of information: An ecological account.Olivier Corneille, Adrien Mierop & Christian Unkelbach - 2020 - Cognition 205 (C):104470.
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    Similarity-based and rule-based generalisation in the acquisition of attitudes via evaluative conditioning.Fabia Högden, Christoph Stahl & Christian Unkelbach - 2020 - Cognition and Emotion 34 (1):105-127.
    ABSTRACTGeneralisation in learning means that learning with one particular stimulus influences responding to other novel stimuli. Such generalisation effects have largely been overlooked within res...
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    A multinomial modeling approach to dissociate different components of the truth effect.Christian Unkelbach & Christoph Stahl - 2009 - Consciousness and Cognition 18 (1):22-38.
    The subjective impression that statements are true increases when statements are presented repeatedly. There are two sources for this truth effect: An increase in validity based on recollection and increase in processing fluency due to repeated exposure . Using multinomial processing trees , we present a comprehensive model of the truth effect. Furthermore, we show that whilst the increase in processing fluency is indeed automatic, the interpretation and use of that experience is not. Experiment 1 demonstrates the standard use of (...)
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    Hating the cute kitten or loving the aggressive pit-bull: EC effects depend on CS–US relations.Sabine Förderer & Christian Unkelbach - 2012 - Cognition and Emotion 26 (3):534-540.
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    Evaluative conditioning depends on higher order encoding processes.Klaus Fiedler & Christian Unkelbach - 2011 - Cognition and Emotion 25 (4):639-656.
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    Fluency and positivity as possible causes of the truth effect.Christian Unkelbach, Myriam Bayer, Hans Alves, Alex Koch & Christoph Stahl - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (3):594-602.
    Statements’ rated truth increases when people encounter them repeatedly. Processing fluency is a central variable to explain this truth effect. However, people experience processing fluency positively, and these positive experiences might cause the truth effect. Three studies investigated positivity and fluency influences on the truth effect. Study 1 found correlations between elicited positive feelings and rated truth. Study 2 replicated the repetition-based truth effect, but positivity did not influence the effect. Study 3 conveyed positive and negative correlations between positivity and (...)
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    The differential similarity of positive and negative information – an affect-induced processing outcome?Hans Alves, Alex Koch & Christian Unkelbach - 2019 - Cognition and Emotion 33 (6):1224-1238.
    People judge positive information to be more alike than negative information. This good-bad asymmetry in similarity was argued to constitute a true property of the information ecology (Alves, H., Koch, A., & Unkelbach, C. (2017). Why good is more alike than bad: Processing implications. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 69–79). Alternatively, the asymmetry may constitute a processing outcome itself, namely an influence of phasic affect on information processing. Because no research has yet tested whether phasic affect influences perceived similarity among (...)
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    Fluent processing leads to positive stimulus evaluations even when base rates suggest negative evaluations.Rita R. Silva & Christian Unkelbach - 2021 - Consciousness and Cognition 96 (C):103238.
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