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Correlation Illusory Correlations. Illusory Correlation The perception of a relationship where none actually exist. Perceived non-existent correlation A random coincidence. Correlation Illusory Correlations. Illusory Correlation. Female Emotionality Illusory Correlations.

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correlation illusory correlations
CorrelationIllusory Correlations
  • Illusory Correlation
    • The perception of a relationship where none actually exist.
    • Perceived non-existent correlation
    • A random coincidence
female emotionality illusory correlations
Female EmotionalityIllusory Correlations

Were the participants emotional?

Were the participants women?

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CorrelationIllusory Correlations
  • Feline high-rise syndrome
    • 132 cats admitted to Animal Medical Center
    • Falls ranged from 2 to 32 stories
    • Only 8 died from injuries
  • High number of auto accidents during rush hour
  • The door you try is locked
  • Elevator headed in wrong direction
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CorrelationIllusory Correlations
  • Psychic predictions
  • Out of sync relationships
    • You want to go out, friend/partner wants to stay at home
    • You tend to see what you are looking for
correlation perceiving order in random events
CorrelationPerceiving Order in Random Events
  • Comes from our need to make sense out of the world
    • Coin flip
    • Which is more

probable?

HTTHTH

HHHHHH

correlation perceiving order in random events1
CorrelationPerceiving Order in Random Events
  • Comes from our need to make sense out of the world
    • Coin flip
    • Poker hand
correlation perceiving order in random events2
CorrelationPerceiving Order in Random Events
  • Comes from our need to make sense out of the world
    • Coin flip
    • Poker hand
    • Lottery number
      • 3 digit example
      • 28% have repeating digit
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