Correlational bias: Not gone and not to be forgotten


Responds to J. Block's criticisms (see record 1979-27725-001) of the present authors' article on correlational bias (see record 1976-26979-001). The following arguments are presented: (a) Block's criticisms of ecological validity are not persuasive; (b) a computational error in the original study does not affect the conclusions; and (c) Block's optimism concerning the corrective action of mean ratings is unwarranted. (18 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1977 American Psychological Association.

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Journal of Personality and Social Psychology