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Type: journalArticle
Title: The dark side of cognitive illusions: when an illusory belief interferes with the acquisition of evidence-based knowledge
Authors: Yarritu, I.
Matute, H.
Luque, D.
Year: 2015
Citation: Volume: 106
Issue: 4
Abstract: Cognitive illusions are often associated with mental health and well-being. However, they are not without risk. This research shows they can interfere with the acquisition of evidence-based knowledge. During the first phase of the experiment, one group of participants was induced to develop a strong illusion that a placebo medicine was effective to treat a fictitious disease, whereas another group was induced to develop a weak illusion. Then, in Phase 2, both groups observed fictitious patients who always took the bogus treatment simultaneously with a second treatment which was effective. Our results showed that the group who developed the strong illusion about the effectiveness of the bogus treatment during Phase 1 had more difficulties in learning during Phase 2 that the added treatment was effective.
Zotero ID: 55UB3QXQ
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjop.12119/abstract
URL: http://www.lsln.net.au/jspui/handle/1/15299
ISSN: 2044-8295
DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12119
Journal Title: British Journal of Psychology
Br J Psychol
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