Errors of judgment and the logic of conversation: Comment

Comments on “Problem-Seeking Approach to Social Behavior and Cognition” by Krueger and Funder (see record 2005-00653-001). Experimental procedures routinely violate the cooperative principle of conversational conduct by presenting irrelevant information in a way that implies its relevance to the task at hand. This contributes to an overestimation of the prevalence of judgment errors relative to natural contexts. When research participants are aware that the usual norms of conversational conduct do not apply, the emerging errors are attenuated or eliminated. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)