ERIC Number: EJ605942
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Distinguishing Genuine from Spurious Causes: A Coherence Hypothesis.
Lien, Yunnwen; Cheng, Patricia W.
Cognitive Psychology, v40 n2 p87-137 Mar 2000
Proposes a coherence hypothesis that integrates both the "power" and "covariational" views of how people distinguish genuine causes from spurious ones. Results of 2 experiments involving 96 and 56 undergraduates support the hypothesis. Discusses the place of coherence within causal inference. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Research supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant DBS-9121298.