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    Illusionary Correlations

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    What is meant by illusionary correlations? Why is it so difficult for individuals to disprove their beliefs in correlations that are actually false?

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    Illusionary correlations

    What is meant by illusionary correlations? Why is it so difficult for individuals to disprove their beliefs in correlations that are actually false?

    Correlations make visible the relationships that we might otherwise miss. They also restrain our "seeing" relationships that actually do not exist. A perceived nonexistent correlation is an illusory correlation (Myers 2003). A more define definition is that illusory correlation is a perception or judgment that two factors or variables are empirically associated when they are not. There are probably several determinants of ...

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    This solution discusses how correlation makes visible the relationships that we might otherwise miss in 317 words with two references.

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