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Instrumental action and causal representation

Anthony Dickinson and David Shanks

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines instrumental action as a basic behavioural marker of causal cognition by investigating the concordance between human causal judgements and instrumental performance across ... More


The role of coherence in differentiating genuine from spurious causes

Patricia W. Cheng and Yunnwen Lien

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter distinguishes between a genuine cause and a spurious cause. According to the power view, when one knows of an underlying causal power or mechanism, one will judge the relevance action to ... More


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