In this study we analyzed how people interpret probability phrases in the area of intergroup relations, testing how prior beliefsand the context in which probability phrases are embedded affect their interpretation. Participants were 180 Italians. Priorbeliefs about increase and decrease of immigration were measured; then, participants read eight sentences that includedprobabilistic pronouncements embedded in two different contexts: increase and decrease of immigration. Results indicatedthat the interpretation of probability terms is variable both between and within people; moreover, prior beliefs influenced thisinterpretation

Interpretation of Probability Phrases in Intergroup Relations Effects of Context and Prior Beliefs / Hichy, Zira; Gerges Halmy, H. M.; Santisi, Giuseppe. - In: PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1877-0428. - 82(2013), pp. 257-260.

Interpretation of Probability Phrases in Intergroup Relations Effects of Context and Prior Beliefs

HICHY, ZIRA;SANTISI, GIUSEPPE
2013

Abstract

In this study we analyzed how people interpret probability phrases in the area of intergroup relations, testing how prior beliefsand the context in which probability phrases are embedded affect their interpretation. Participants were 180 Italians. Priorbeliefs about increase and decrease of immigration were measured; then, participants read eight sentences that includedprobabilistic pronouncements embedded in two different contexts: increase and decrease of immigration. Results indicatedthat the interpretation of probability terms is variable both between and within people; moreover, prior beliefs influenced thisinterpretation
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