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Poster

A Bayesian Reexamination of Cross-Cultural Differences in Attitude Attribution

Poster Session VII - Board: VII-015
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Kyle E. Jennings
University of California, Berkeley

Kaiping Peng
University of California, Berkeley

A new Bayesian analysis of the Jones and Harris (1967) attitude attribution paradigm is presented. By estimating probability distributions rather than the probabilities of binary events, this technique better matches participants’ inference task. Data patterns in previous cross-cultural comparisons of the correspondence bias are reexamined, and new data are presented.

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