Watson selection task
The Wason selection task (or four-card problem) is a logic puzzle devised by Peter Cathcart Wason in 1966. It is one of the most famous tasks in the study of deductive reasoning. An example of the puzzle is:
You are shown a set of four cards placed on a table, each of which has a number on one side and a colored patch on the other side. The visible faces of the cards show 3, 8, red and brown. Which card(s) must you turn over in order to test the truth of the proposition that if a card shows an even number on one face, then its opposite face is red?
A response that identifies a card that need not be inverted, or that fails to identify a card that needs to be inverted, is incorrect. The original task dealt with numbers (even, odd) and letters (vowels, consonants).
The importance of the experiment is not in justifying one answer of the ambiguous problem, but in demonstrating the inconsistency of applying the logical rules by the people when the problem is set in two different contexts but with very similar connection between the facts.

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Wason selection task - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Wason Selection Task 1 - Philosophy Experiments
An interactive treatment of the Wason Selection Task.
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Here is the general structure of a Wason selection task
The Wason Selection Task. Here we will show you some examples of Wason selection tasks. We will also show you how the mind sees each kind of rule.
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The Splintered Mind: The Wason Selection Task and the Limits of ...
Feb 16, 2011 ... The famous Wason Selection Task runs like this: You are to imagine four cards, each with a number on one side and a letter on the other side.
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P1: Wason's Selection Task
Suppose that I have a pack of cards each of which has a letter written on one side and a number written on the other side. Suppose in addition that I claim the ...
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Humanities 100 -- Lecture notes on Evolutionary Psychology
The Wason selection task was devised by Peter Wason in 1966. Karl Popper had postulated that science is based on hypothetico-deductive reasoning, in which ...
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Cheating on the Brain : The Loom - Discover Magazine Blogs
May 2, 2005 ... The Wason Selection Task has become the center of the debate over evolutionary psychology. Some critics, such as the French psychologist ...
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Wason Selection Task
CMSC 828D Report 4 - Preeti Bhargava (prbharga@cs.umd.edu). Wason Selection Task. The Wason Selection Task, is one of the most repeated tests of logical ...
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Hempel's Paradox and Wason's Selection Task: Logical and ...
confirmation from a logical point of view; Wason's selection task has been used .... It has been claimed that Wason's selection task has generated more psycho- ...
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Motivated Reasoning and Performance on the Wason Selection Task
on the Wason Selection Task. Erica Dawson. Thomas Gilovich. Dennis T. Regan. Cornell University. People tend to approach agreeable propositions with a bias ...
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Feb 16, 2011 ... The famous Wason Selection Task runs like this: You are to imagine .... Eric Schwitzgebel Professor of Philosophy at University of California at ...
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We argue that subjects' selections in all true versions of the Selection Task result ...... undergraduate students of the University of Paris VI participated as subjects. ...... David Over, Guy Politzer, Franqois Recanati, Rita Watson, Deirdre Wilson, ...
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The elusive thematic- materials effect in Watson's selection task. British Journal of Psychology, 73, 407–420. Hinkel, D. E., Wiersma, W., & Jurs, S. G. (1988). Applied statistics for the behavioral sciences (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
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Jeff R. Watson. Appendix E: Sample Task Selection Handout Day 2: быть в гостях / ходить в гости January 20, 2004 GOAL: To become familiar with the phrases быть в гостях у кого-то (to be a guest at someone's place) and ходить в гости ...
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