Cognitive reflection and socially biased decisions

Pier Luigi Baldi, Paola Iannello, Silvia Riva, Alessandro Antonietti

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Abstract

In some circumstances, the social visibility of a person we interact with can distort our evaluations and predictions by inducing people to overestimate the value of choices that included renowned individuals. Individuals who show a propensity for cognitive reflection have been shown to be less susceptible to biases in reasoning and decision-making, and therefore they should be less influenced by overestimation of choices that include renowned individuals. To test such a hypothesis, the Cognitive Reflection Test and a decision task that included a choice to interact with a renowned individual were administered. Results demonstrated that participants who had a greater ability to implement cognitive reflection were less influenced by celebrity status. Findings support the idea that cognitive reflection is associated with a reduction of decision-making bias associated with social status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalStudia Psychologica
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Cognitive reflection
  • Decision biases
  • Decision making
  • Social influence

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  • Psychology(all)

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Baldi, P. L., Iannello, P., Riva, S., & Antonietti, A. (2013). Cognitive reflection and socially biased decisions. Studia Psychologica, 55(4), 265-271.

Cognitive reflection and socially biased decisions. / Baldi, Pier Luigi; Iannello, Paola; Riva, Silvia; Antonietti, Alessandro.

In: Studia Psychologica, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2013, p. 265-271.

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Baldi, PL, Iannello, P, Riva, S & Antonietti, A 2013, 'Cognitive reflection and socially biased decisions', Studia Psychologica, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 265-271.
Baldi PL, Iannello P, Riva S, Antonietti A. Cognitive reflection and socially biased decisions. Studia Psychologica. 2013;55(4):265-271.
Baldi, Pier Luigi ; Iannello, Paola ; Riva, Silvia ; Antonietti, Alessandro. / Cognitive reflection and socially biased decisions. In: Studia Psychologica. 2013 ; Vol. 55, No. 4. pp. 265-271.
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