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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Drawing on research areas such as estimation, innumeracy, attitude, scientific conceptual change, social cognition, and judgment and decision making, we offer results from a paradigm we call Numerically-Driven Inferencing (Ranney, Cheng, Nelson, & Garcia de Osuna, 2001) . NDI includes observing the effects of presenting critical, germane, and credible base rates that are relevant to social policies; such data, we found, can catalyze changes in belief systems. Here, 130 college students firstfatcat:riln2p6asrclfjofrtytkh5wuq