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Tag: Theory of Predictive and Reactive Control Systems

Global-local processing impacts academic risk taking

Published in: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Volume 70, Issue 12, 2434-2444 Abstract “Research has shown that academic risk taking—the selection of school tasks with varying difficulty levels—affords important implications for educational outcomes. In two experiments, we explored the role of cognitive processes—specifically, global versus local processing styles—in students’ academic risk-taking tendencies. Participants first read a short passage, which provided the context for their subsequent academic risk-taking decisions. Following which, participants undertook the Navon’s task and attended to either global letters or local letters only, i.e., were either globally or locally primed. The effects of priming on academic risk taking… Read More