Refining and expanding the proposal of an inherence heuristic in human understanding

Andrei Cimpian, Erika Salomon

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Abstract

The inherence heuristic is a cognitive process that supplies quick and effortless explanations for a wide variety of observations. Due in part to biases in memory retrieval, this heuristic tends to overproduce explanations that appeal to the inherent features of the entities in the observations being explained (hence the heuristic's name). In this response, we use the commentators' input to clarify, refine, and expand the inherence heuristic model. The end result is a piece that complements the target article, amplifying its theoretical contribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-527
Number of pages22
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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