Demonstrating the concept of illusory correlation
Teaching of Psychology
Describes a classroom activity that illustrates the functions of illusory correlation in psychology. Explanation of how social stereotypes are partly due to basic cognitive processes; Stimulus for discussing related social psychological issues and methodological procedures; Influence of content on stereotypes
Jay W. Jackson (2000).
Demonstrating the concept of illusory correlation. Teaching of Psychology.27 (4), 273-276.