Crump, Matthew J. C., Hannah, Samuel D., Allan, Lorraine G. and Hord, Lauren K. (2007) Contingency judgments on the fly. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 606: 753-761. doi:10.1080/17470210701257685
The present research was conducted to establish the validity of a novel procedure for measuring human contingency judgements aimed at shortening the length of conventional procedures. Cues and outcomes were simple geometric shapes that were presented in a rapid streaming fashion, reducing the length of a block of trials from several minutes to a few seconds. We establish the reliability of the procedure by replicating two central findings in the contingency judgement literature, and we elaborate on the importance of this method for future research.