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The Psychology of the Monty Hall Problem. Discovering Psychological Mechanisms in Solving a Tenacious Brain Teaser

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Krauss, Stefan ; Wang, X. T.
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The Monty Hall problem (or three-door problem) is a famous example of a "cognitive illusion," often used to demonstrate people's resistance and deficiency in dealing with uncertainty. The authors formulated the problem using manipulations in 4 cognitive aspects, namely, natural frequencies, mental models, perspective change, and the less-is-more effect. These manipulations combined led to a ...


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