Differential focus in causal and counterfactual thinking – Different possibilities or different functions?
Les différences entre la pensée causale et la pensée contrefactuelle – Différentes possibilités ou différentes fonctions?
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- Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
- In The Rational Imagination, Byrne proposes a mental models account of why causal and counterfactual thinking often focus on different antecedents. This review critically examines the two central propositions of her account, finding both only weakly defensible. Byrne’s account is contrasted with Judgment Dissociation Theory, which offers a functional explanation for differences in the focus of causal and counterfactual thinking.
- Counterfactual thinking;causal thinking;cause;enabling condition;mental models theory;judgment dissociation theory
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- DRDC-TORONTO-SL-2007-113 — Scientific Literature
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- 01 Sep 2007
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