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Differential impact of causal and statistical evidence in counteracting belief perseverance: Changing prior beliefs about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Research on belief perseverance--the finding that people cling to initial beliefs to an unwarranted extent--has demonstrated that a belief persists to the extent that there are more explanations available to the believer ...
The role of imagination stereotype maintenance
The present studies examine how failures in reality monitoring contribute to stereotype maintenance. In one study, subjects imagined members of occupational groups within specific contexts that could be relevant to a trait ...