illusory correlation

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illusory correlation

[i‚lü·zə·rē ‚kä·rə′lā·shən]
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The formation of stereotypic beliefs: Further evidence for distinctiveness-based illusory correlations.
Distinctiveness-based illusory correlations and stereotyping: A meta-analytic integration.
The author explains that because of various cognitive biases and illusions, such as hindsight bias, illusory correlations, etc.