A guideline and cautionary Note: How to use the belief update task correctly

Sharot, Tali and Garrett, Neil ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1440-472X (2022) A guideline and cautionary Note: How to use the belief update task correctly. Methods in Psychology, 6. ISSN 2590-2601

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The belief update task has been used by many scientists to test a wide range of questions related to belief formation and optimism. Most of these studies are rigorous and well conducted. However, a small number of researchers have used the task inappropriately, inserting new confounds and failing to control for other potential ones. This has resulted in the report of false findings which have muddied the literature. We thus created a guide to help scientists who would like to use the belief update task, as well as readers and reviewers who are required to evaluate studies using this task.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychology(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Cognition, Action and Perception
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Social Cognition Research Group
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2024 20:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/84809
DOI: 10.1016/j.metip.2022.100091


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