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Subjective confidence and the belief bias effect in syllogistic reasoning

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Subjective confidence and the belief bias effect in syllogistic reasoning. / Quayle, J D ; Ball, L J .

Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society: August 7-10, 1997, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. ed. / Pat Langley; Michael G. Shafto. MAHWAH : LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL, 1997. p. 626-631.

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Quayle, JD & Ball, LJ 1997, Subjective confidence and the belief bias effect in syllogistic reasoning. in P Langley & MG Shafto (eds), Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society: August 7-10, 1997, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL, MAHWAH, pp. 626-631, 19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society, Stanford, 7/08/97.

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Quayle, J. D., & Ball, L. J. (1997). Subjective confidence and the belief bias effect in syllogistic reasoning. In P. Langley, & M. G. Shafto (Eds.), Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society: August 7-10, 1997, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (pp. 626-631). LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL.

Vancouver

Quayle JD, Ball LJ. Subjective confidence and the belief bias effect in syllogistic reasoning. In Langley P, Shafto MG, editors, Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society: August 7-10, 1997, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. MAHWAH: LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL. 1997. p. 626-631

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Quayle, J D ; Ball, L J . / Subjective confidence and the belief bias effect in syllogistic reasoning. Proceedings of the nineteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society: August 7-10, 1997, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. editor / Pat Langley ; Michael G. Shafto. MAHWAH : LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC PUBL, 1997. pp. 626-631

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