Reading expectations. How expectations influence our reading, eye movements, opinions, and judgments
Reading is a process that frequently uses shortcuts to improve efficiency and speed. The shortcuts that help us during reading are based on things like prediction, context, biases, and previous experiences. By changing the expec-tations of what will be read, we change how these shortcuts operate. This book investigates the effects of expectations on reading, as evidenced by our eye movements, opinions, and judgments. In this way, we discover how the reading process works in more detail. This can help us to read more objectively, be better-informed citizens, and ultimately, become more rational people.