Covariation judgments and implicit associations: An investigation into differential susceptibility to information order and expectation in senior and young adults

Young, Meredith, Tangen, Jason and Eva, Kevin (2007). Covariation judgments and implicit associations: An investigation into differential susceptibility to information order and expectation in senior and young adults. In: Abstracts of the 2007 CSBBCS Annual Meeting: Résumés du congrès annuel 2007 de la SCCCSC. CSBBCS 2007: Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science 17th Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC, Canada, (375-375). 15-17 June 2007. doi:10.1037/cjep2007034


Author Young, Meredith
Tangen, Jason
Eva, Kevin
Title of paper Covariation judgments and implicit associations: An investigation into differential susceptibility to information order and expectation in senior and young adults
Conference name CSBBCS 2007: Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science 17th Annual Meeting
Conference location Victoria, BC, Canada
Conference dates 15-17 June 2007
Convener Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS)
Proceedings title Abstracts of the 2007 CSBBCS Annual Meeting: Résumés du congrès annuel 2007 de la SCCCSC   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Ottawa, ON, Canada
Publisher Canadian Psychological Association
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1037/cjep2007034
ISSN 1196-1961
1878-7290
Volume 61
Issue 4
Start page 375
End page 375
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Our ability to assess the relationship between events in the world is necessary for everyday functioning. In Experiment 1, undergraduates and senior adults evaluated the correlation between levels of chemical and plant growth, which shifted midway through the trial sequence. While undergraduates adjusted their predictions in light of this change, but responses of senior adults suggested an interaction between prior expectation and information order. Experiment 2 replicated these results using a modified Implicit Associations Task; an interaction between test order and social congruency was observed in seniors, but not in undergraduates. We will discuss these results as examples of the distortion of observed relationships.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during Paper Session 2.2 "Cognitive Processes" as Oral Presentation #85. Publication date: December 2007.

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