Distance Estimates as Systematic Distortions

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Distance Estimates as Systematic Distortions: 3 factors that influence distance estimates in cognitive maps: 1. Number of intervening cities (Thorndyke, 1981) Ss studied maps until they could say where all of the cities were varied distance between 4 base cities (100-400 mi) IV = # of intervening cities (0, 1, 2, or 3) DV = estimate distance between two given cities more intervening cities lead to larger distance estimates Actual Distance   # Intervening Cities Estimated Distance 300 mi   0 280 mi 300 mi   3 350 mi 2. Road-route distance (McNamara et al., 1984) Ss studied maps until they knew the locations
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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