Hidden covariation detection produces faster, not slower, social judgments

BARKER, Lynne and ANDRADE, Jackie (2007). Hidden covariation detection produces faster, not slower, social judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory and Cognition, 32 (3), 636-641.


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    In Lewicki’s (1986a) demonstration of Hidden Co-variation Detection (HCD), responses were slower to faces that corresponded with a co-variation encountered previously than to faces with novel co-variations. This slowing contrasts with the typical finding that priming leads to faster responding, and might suggest that HCD is a unique type of implicit process. We extended Lewicki’s (1986a) methodology and showed that participants exposed to nonsalient co-variations between hair length and personality were subsequently faster to respond to faces with those co-variations than to faces without, despite lack of awareness of the critical co-variations. This result confirms that people can detect subtle relationships between features of stimuli and that, as with other types of implicit cognition, this detection facilitates responding.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition (http://www.apa.org/journals/xlm/). It is not the copy of record.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-variation, implicit, non-conscious, social judgement
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.32.3.636
    Page Range: 636-641
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2007
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:01
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/98

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