ANTICIPATORY ERROR

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1. An impulsive or premature response to a question. 2. An error in which an item from a list is recalled prematurely, or earlier in the list than it appeared.

ANTICIPATORY ERROR: "The person committed an anticipatory error when he or she thought he or she knew the ending to the quiz question before hearing it, and therefore got it wrong. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANTICIPATORY ERROR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anticipatory-error/ (accessed January 31, 2023).

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