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    Disfluency prompts analytic thinking—But not always greater accuracy: Response to.Adam L. Alter, Daniel M. Oppenheimer & Nicholas Epley - 2013 - Cognition 128 (2):252-255.
    In this issue of Cognition, Thompson and her colleagues challenge the results from a paper we published several years ago. That paper demonstrated that metacognitive difficulty or disfluency can trigger more analytical thinking as measured by accuracy on several reasoning tasks. In their experiments, Thompson et al. find evidence that people process information more deeply—but not necessarily more accurately—when they experience disfluency. These results are consistent with our original theorizing, but the authors misinterpret it as counter-evidence because they suggest that (...)
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    Easy on the mind, easy on the wrongdoer: Discrepantly fluent violations are deemed less morally wrong.Simon M. Laham, Adam L. Alter & Geoffrey P. Goodwin - 2009 - Cognition 112 (3):462-466.
  3. From a fixation on sports to an exploration of mechanism: The past, present, and future of hot hand research.Adam L. Alter & Daniel M. Oppenheimer - 2006 - Thinking and Reasoning 12 (4):431 – 444.
    We review the literature on the hot hand fallacy by highlighting the positive and negative aspects of hot hand research over the past 20 years, and suggesting new avenues of research. Many researchers have focused on criticising Gilovich et al.'s claim that the hot hand fallacy exists in basketball and other sports, instead of exploring the general implications of the hot hand fallacy for human cognition and probabilistic reasoning. Noting that researchers have shown that people perceive hot streaks in a (...)
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    Context matters: How macroeconomic forces may alter the reception of negative emotions in art.Hal Ersner Hershfield & Adam Lee Alter - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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