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Do we need the inherence heuristic to explain the bias towards inherent explanations?

  • Yarrow Dunham (a1)


It is clear that people often make unwarranted inherence-based explanations, but it is less clear that explaining this fact requires the inherence heuristic. Instead, it can be explained by a more general explanatory apparatus operating on the most readily available information, which, depending on the nature of that information, outputs both inherent and noninherent explanations.



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