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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
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA02467, USA. isaac.handley-miner@bc.edu; liane.young@bc.edu; https://moralitylab.bc.edu/
Liane Young
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA02467, USA. isaac.handley-miner@bc.edu; liane.young@bc.edu; https://moralitylab.bc.edu/

Abstract

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.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press

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