Which reference class is evoked?

Journal Article

AbstractAny instance (i.e., event, behavior, trait) belongs to infinitely many reference classes, hence there are infinitely many base rates from which to choose. People clearly do not entertain all possible reference classes, however, so something must be limiting the search space. We suggest some possible mechanisms that determine which reference class is evoked for the purpose of judgment and decision.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McKenzie, CRM; Soll, JB

Published Date

  • March 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 34 - 35

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x00041364


  • en