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Do knowledge representations facilitate learning under epistemic uncertainty?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 November 2021

Isaac J. Handley-Miner
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA02467, USA.;;
Liane Young
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA02467, USA.;;


Phillips and colleagues argue that knowledge representations are more fundamental than belief representations because they better facilitate social learning. We suggest that existing theory of mind paradigms may be ill-equipped to adequately evaluate this claim. Future study should explore learning in situations where there is uncertainty about one's own and others’ knowledge, which better mirror real-world social learning contexts.

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