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When uncertainty meets life: The effect of animacy on probability expression
Du, Xue-Lei; Liu, Shi-Hong; Xu, Jie-Hong; Rao, Li-Lin; Jiang, Cheng-Ming; Li, Shu; Li, S (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China.
2013
发表期刊JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING
ISSN1930-2975
文章类型期刊论文
卷号8期号:4页码:425-438
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摘要Everyone faces uncertainty on a daily basis. Two kinds of probability expressions, verbal and numerical, have been used to characterize the uncertainty that we face. Because our cognitive concept of living things differs from that of non-living things, and distinguishing cognitive concepts might have linguistic markers, we designed four studies to test whether people use different probability expressions when faced with animate or inanimate uncertainty. We found that verbal probability is the preferred way to express animate uncertainty, whereas numerical probability is the preferred way to express inanimate uncertainty. The "verbal-animate" and "numerical-inanimate" associations were robust enough to persist when tested with forced-choice response patterns regardless of the information (e.g., equally likely outcomes, frequencies, or personal beliefs) used to construct probabilities of events. When the response pattern was changed to free-responses, the associations were evident unless the subjects were asked to write their own probability predictions for vague uncertainty. Given that the world around us consists of both animate (i.e., living) and inanimate (i.e., non-living) things, "verbal-animate" and "numerical-inanimate" associations may play a major role in risk communication and may otherwise be useful for practitioners and consultants.
关键词verbal probability numerical probability the animate-inanimate distinction animacy feature
学科领域Social Psychology
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语种英语
WOS研究方向Psychology
WOS类目Psychology, Multidisciplinary
WOS记录号WOS:000322988500003
WOS标题词Social Sciences
关键词[WOS]PREFERENCE PARADOX ; RESPONSE-MODE ; TERMS ; DECISIONS ; SEVERITY ; MEANINGS ; SPEAKERS ; CHINESE
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条目标识符http://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/10781
专题中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
通讯作者Li, S (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China.
作者单位Li, S (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China.
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Du, Xue-Lei,Liu, Shi-Hong,Xu, Jie-Hong,et al. When uncertainty meets life: The effect of animacy on probability expression[J]. JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING,2013,8(4):425-438.
APA Du, Xue-Lei.,Liu, Shi-Hong.,Xu, Jie-Hong.,Rao, Li-Lin.,Jiang, Cheng-Ming.,...&Li, S .(2013).When uncertainty meets life: The effect of animacy on probability expression.JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING,8(4),425-438.
MLA Du, Xue-Lei,et al."When uncertainty meets life: The effect of animacy on probability expression".JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING 8.4(2013):425-438.
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