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Bayes plus environment

  • Craig R. M. McKenzie (a1)

Oaksford & Chater's (O&C's) account of deductive reasoning is parsimonious at a local level (because a rational model is used to explain a wide range of behavior) and at a global level (because their Bayesian approach connects to other areas of research). Their emphasis on environmental structure is especially important, and the power of their approach is seen at both the computational and algorithmic levels.

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G. Gigerenzer (1996) On narrow norms and vague heuristics: A reply to Kahneman and Tversky. Psychological Review 103:592–96.

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C. R. M. McKenzie (2004) Framing effects in inference tasks – and why they are normatively defensible. Memory and Cognition 32:874–85.

C. R. M. McKenzie & M. B. Amin (2002) When wrong predictions provide more support than right ones. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 9:821–28.

C. R. M. McKenzie , V. S. Ferreira , L. A. Mikkelsen , K. J. McDermott & R. P. Skrable (2001) Do conditional statements target rare events? Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 85:291309.

C. R. M. McKenzie & L. A. Mikkelsen (2000) The psychological side of Hempel's paradox of confirmation. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 7:360–66.

C. R. M. McKenzie & L. A. Mikkelsen (2007) A Bayesian view of covariation assessment. Cognitive Psychology 54:3361.

C. R. M. McKenzie & J. D. Nelson (2003) What a speaker's choice of frame reveals: Reference points, frame selection, and framing effects. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 10:596602.

M. Oaksford & N. Chater (2007) Bayesian rationality: The probabilistic approach to human reasoning. Oxford University Press.

S. Sher & C. R. M. McKenzie (2006) Information leakage from logically equivalent frames. Cognition 101:467–94.

S. Sher & C. R. M. McKenzie (2008) Framing effects and rationality. In: The probabilistic mind: Prospects for Bayesian cognitive science, ed. N. Chater & M. Oaksford , pp. 7996. Oxford University Press.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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