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dc.contributor.authorSkylark, Williamen
dc.contributor.authorDylman, Alexandra Sen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-19T15:42:50Z
dc.date.available2014-11-19T15:42:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-04en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol 143(2), Apr 2014, 510-520. DOI: 10.1037/a0034143en
dc.identifier.issn0096-3445
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246411
dc.description.abstractWhen two objects differ in magnitude, their relation can be described with a "smaller" comparative (e.g., "less", "shorter", "lower") or a "larger" comparative (e.g., "more", "taller", "higher"). We show that, across multiple dimensions and tasks, English speakers preferentially use the latter. In sentence-completion tasks, this higher use of larger comparatives (HULC) effect is more pronounced when the larger item is presented on the left (for simultaneous presentation) or second (for sequential presentation). The HULC effect is not diminished by making the two items more similar, but it is somewhat lessened when both objects are of low magnitude. These results illuminate the processes underlying the judgment and representation of relative magnitudes.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.subjectComparative judgmenten
dc.subjectLanguageen
dc.subjectMagnitude comparisonen
dc.titleThe language of magnitude comparisonen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the accepted manuscript. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. The final version is available from APA at http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/xge/143/2/510/. ©2014 American Psychological Associationen
prism.endingPage520
prism.publicationDate2014en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Experimental Psychology: Generalen
prism.startingPage510
prism.volume143en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1037/a0034143en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-04en
dc.contributor.orcidSkylark, William [0000-0002-3375-2669]
dc.identifier.eissn1939-2222
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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