• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks or on the Web, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, Slack, and browsed web pages. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.


Cognitive Illusions: A Handbook on Fallacies and Biases

Page history last edited by PBworks 15 years, 5 months ago

Up: Key References


Notes on R. F. Pohl (2004) (Ed.) Cognitive Illusions: A Handbook on Fallacies and Biases in Thinking, Judgement and Memory. Psychology Press


This is an edited volume of textbook-style introductions to different biases, complete with suggestions for classroom experiments. It's not a book for a lay audience, but  ideal for undergraduates. There is some useful overview material in the introduction, setting the context for the investigation and classification of heuristics and biases.


A lot of the contributions are pretty much definitive, in terms of being well-written, covering a lot of research and putting it in a sophisticated, open-minded theoretical context. If you're doing any kind of course on this subject, you'll do yourself a huge favour if you get this book and study it.


Overview of the Book

  • Part 1: Thinking Illusions
    • J.E. Fisk, Conjunction Fallacy.
    • M.H. Birnbaum, Base Rates in Bayesian Inference.
    • S. Kurzenhäuser, A. Lücking, Statistical Formats in Bayesian Inferences.
    • M.E. Oswald, S. Grosjean, Confirmation Bias.
    • K. Fiedler, Illusory Correlation.
    • S.C. Thompson, Illusions of Control.
    • J. St. B.T. Evans, Biases in Deductive Reasoning.
  • Part 2: Judgment Illusions
    • R. Reber, Availability. K.H. Teigen, Judgments by Representativeness.
    • T. Mussweiler, B. Englich, F. Strack, Anchoring Effect.
    • C. Hackett Renner, Validity Effect.
    • R.F. Bornstein, C. Craver-Lemley, Mere Exposure Effect.
    • U. Hoffrage, Overconfidence.
    • M.W. Matlin, Pollyanna Principle.
  • Part 3: Memory Illusions
    • Heekyeong Park, Lynne M. Reder, Moses Illusion.
    • G.V. Jones, M. Martin, Orientation Illusions in Memory.
    • H.L. Roediger III, D.A. Gallo, Associative Memory Illusions.
    • R.F. Pohl, Effects of Labeling.
    • J. Pickrell, D.M. Bernstein, E.F. Loftus, Misinformation Effect.
    • R.F. Pohl, Hindsight Bias.
    • A. Wilson, M. Ross, Illusions of Change or Stability.
  • Perspectives
    • V.A. Gheorghiu, G. Molz, R.F. Pohl, Suggestion and Illusion.


Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.