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Precision of the anchor influences the amount of adjustment.
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PMID:  18271859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The anchoring-and-adjustment heuristic has been used to account for a wide variety of numerical judgments. Five studies show that adjustment away from a numerical anchor is smaller if the anchor is precise than if it is rounded. Evidence suggests that precise anchors, compared with rounded anchors, are represented on a subjective scale with a finer resolution. If adjustment consists of a series of iterative mental movements along a subjective scale, then an adjustment from a precise anchor should result in a smaller overall correction than an adjustment from a rounded anchor.
Chris Janiszewski; Dan Uy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological science     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0956-7976     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Sci     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-14     Completed Date:  2008-04-22     Revised Date:  2011-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007542     Medline TA:  Psychol Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-1755, USA.
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