Expectancy bias as sole or partial account of selective associations?

Susan Mineka, Michael Cook

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Davey reviews evidence purporting to distinguish between two accounts of selective associations – expectancy bias and evolved predispositions, although these hypotheses largely apply to different levels of causal analysis. Criticisms of primate studies in which subjects lack prior exposure to stimuli seem uncompelling. Expectancies may sometimes serve as proximal mediators in selective associations, but other factors, both proximate and ultimate, are clearly also involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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