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Effects of explanation on children's question asking

Ruggeri, A., Xu, F. & Lombrozo, T., Oct 1 2019, In : Cognition. 191, 103966.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
learning
childhood
experiment
evidence
1 Citation (Scopus)

Explanation recruits comparison in a category-learning task

Edwards, B. J., Williams, J. J., Gentner, D. & Lombrozo, T., Apr 1 2019, In : Cognition. 185, p. 21-38 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
learning
experiment
Self Report
Category Learning
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

An Actor's Knowledge and Intent Are More Important in Evaluating Moral Transgressions Than Conventional Transgressions

Giffin, C. & Lombrozo, T., May 1 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, p. 105-133 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Punishment
Experiments
Drive
1 Citation (Scopus)

Awe as a Scientific Emotion

Gottlieb, S., Keltner, D. & Lombrozo, T., Aug 1 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, 6, p. 2081-2094 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Rejection (Psychology)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Bayesian Occam's Razor Is a Razor of the People

Blanchard, T., Lombrozo, T. & Nichols, S., May 1 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, 4, p. 1345-1359 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prescriptions
Experiments
3 Citations (Scopus)

Can Science Explain the Human Mind? Intuitive Judgments About the Limits of Science

Gottlieb, S. & Lombrozo, T., Jan 1 2018, In : Psychological Science. 29, 1, p. 121-130 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Love
Religion
Public Policy
Music

Explanation classification depends on understanding: extending the epistemic side-effect effect

Wilkenfeld, D. A. & Lombrozo, T., Jun 6 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Synthese. p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

attribution
Attribution
speech act
recipient
cause
1 Citation (Scopus)

FOLK ATTRIBUTIONS of UNDERSTANDING: IS THERE A ROLE for EPISTEMIC LUCK?

Wilkenfeld, D. A., Plunkett, D. & Lombrozo, T., Mar 1 2018, In : Episteme. 15, 1, p. 24-49 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Etiology
Attribution
Epistemic Luck
Epistemology
Prediction
2 Citations (Scopus)

Stability, breadth and guidance

Blanchard, T., Vasilyeva, N. & Lombrozo, T., Sep 1 2018, In : Philosophical Studies. 175, 9, p. 2263-2283 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guidance
Causal
Goodness
Ideal

Stable Causal Relationships Are Better Causal Relationships

Vasilyeva, N., Blanchard, T. & Lombrozo, T., May 1 2018, In : Cognitive Science. 42, 4, p. 1265-1296 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Experiments

Structure-function fit underlies the evaluation of teleological explanations

Liquin, E. G. & Lombrozo, T., Dec 1 2018, In : Cognitive Psychology. 107, p. 22-43 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Tail
evaluation
Macropodidae
experiment
1 Citation (Scopus)

The development of structural thinking about social categories

Vasilyeva, N., Gopnik, A. & Lombrozo, T., Sep 1 2018, In : Developmental Psychology. 54, 9, p. 1735-1744 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
experiment
performance
Group
2 Citations (Scopus)

Young children’s learning and generalization of teleological and mechanistic explanations

Lombrozo, T., Bonawitz, E. B. & Scalise, N. R., Mar 15 2018, In : Journal of Cognition and Development. 19, 2, p. 220-232 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Learning
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

Contextual utility affects the perceived quality of explanations

Vasilyeva, N., Wilkenfeld, D. & Lombrozo, T., Oct 1 2017, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 24, 5, p. 1436-1450 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contextual
Inference
Goodness
Pluralist
Rating
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of explaining on children's preference for simpler hypotheses

Walker, C. M., Bonawitz, E. & Lombrozo, T., Oct 1 2017, In : Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 24, 5, p. 1538-1547 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Observation
Research
Inference
Causes
Prediction
6 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Manipulation on Attributions of Causation, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility

Murray, D. & Lombrozo, T., Mar 1 2017, In : Cognitive Science. 41, 2, p. 447-481 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Personal Autonomy
Causality
Research
Drive
Experiments
13 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining Constrains Causal Learning in Childhood

Walker, C. M., Lombrozo, T., Williams, J. J., Rafferty, A. N. & Gopnik, A., Jan 1 2017, In : Child development. 88, 1, p. 229-246 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

childhood
Learning
learning
knowledge
Observation
7 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining the moral of the story

Walker, C. M. & Lombrozo, T., Oct 1 2017, In : Cognition. 167, p. 266-281 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
ability
comprehension
childhood
Learning
7 Citations (Scopus)

Ockham's Razor cuts to the root: Simplicity in causal explanation

Pacer, M. & Lombrozo, T., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 146, 12, p. 1761-1780 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

The explanatory effect of a label: Explanations with named categories are more satisfying

Giffin, C., Wilkenfeld, D. & Lombrozo, T., Nov 1 2017, In : Cognition. 168, p. 357-369 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Names
Opium
appeal
Causality
cause
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)

Depth and deference: When and why we attribute understanding

Wilkenfeld, D. A., Plunkett, D. & Lombrozo, T., Feb 1 2016, In : Philosophical Studies. 173, 2, p. 373-393 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deference
Attribution
Epistemology
Willingness
Equations
13 Citations (Scopus)

Sources of developmental change in the efficiency of information search

Ruggeri, A., Lombrozo, T., Griffiths, T. L. & Xu, F., Dec 1 2016, In : Developmental Psychology. 52, 12, p. 2159-2173 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

efficiency
Strigiformes
Animal Structures
performance
Birds
2 Citations (Scopus)

Wrong or merely prohibited: Special treatment of strict liability in intuitive moral judgment

Giffin, C. & Lombrozo, T., Dec 1 2016, In : Law and Human Behavior. 40, 6, p. 707-720 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

moral judgement
Crime
liability
offense
layperson
2015
19 Citations (Scopus)

Children adapt their questions to achieve efficient search

Ruggeri, A. & Lombrozo, T., Oct 1 2015, In : Cognition. 143, p. 203-216 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

young adult
age group
Young Adult
Age Groups
efficiency
11 Citations (Scopus)

Inference to the Best Explanation (IBE) Versus Explaining for the Best Inference (EBI)

Wilkenfeld, D. A. & Lombrozo, T., Nov 1 2015, In : Science and Education. 24, 9-10, p. 1059-1077 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

scientific progress
everyday life
learning
2014
33 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining prompts children to privilege inductively rich properties

Walker, C. M., Lombrozo, T., Legare, C. H. & Gopnik, A., Jan 1 2014, In : Cognition. 133, 2, p. 343-357 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

privilege
experiment
Preschool Children
Learning
Privilege
14 Citations (Scopus)

Explanation and inference: Mechanistic and functional explanations guide property generalization

Lombrozo, T. & Gwynne, N. Z., Sep 11 2014, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8, 700.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Artifacts
Learning
45 Citations (Scopus)

Selective effects of explanation on learning during early childhood

Legare, C. H. & Lombrozo, T., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 126, p. 198-212 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Play and Playthings
Learning
Age Groups
2013
43 Citations (Scopus)

Explanation and prior knowledge interact to guide learning

Williams, J. J. & Lombrozo, T., Feb 1 2013, In : Cognitive Psychology. 66, 1, p. 55-84 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
experiment
knowledge
learning
Experiments
3 Citations (Scopus)

'Folk Theories' about the causes of Insomnia

Harvey, A. G., Soehner, A., Lombrozo, T., Bélanger, L., Rifkin, J. & Morin, C. M., Oct 1 2013, In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. 37, 5, p. 1048-1057 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Emotions
Therapeutics
Compliance
Sleep
31 Citations (Scopus)

The hazards of explanation: Overgeneralization in the face of exceptions

Williams, J. J., Lombrozo, T. & Rehder, B., Jan 1 2013, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 142, 4, p. 1006-1014 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
Foster Home Care
Artifacts
Education
Thinking
2012
18 Citations (Scopus)

Concept possession, experimental semantics, and hybrid theories of reference

Genone, J. & Lombrozo, T., Oct 1 2012, In : Philosophical Psychology. 25, 5, p. 717-742 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semantics
Names
Intuition
Individuality
Theory of Reference
13 Citations (Scopus)

Functions in biological kind classification

Lombrozo, T. & Rehder, B., Dec 1 2012, In : Cognitive Psychology. 65, 4, p. 457-485 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

experiment
History
Camouflage
Macropodidae
Equidae
34 Citations (Scopus)

Occam's rattle: Children's use of simplicity and probability to constrain inference

Bonawitz, E. B. & Lombrozo, T., Jul 1 2012, In : Developmental Psychology. 48, 4, p. 1156-1164 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cause
Preschool Children
Learning
event
experiment
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

The campaign for concepts

Lombrozo, T., Mar 1 2011, In : Dialogue-Canadian Philosophical Review. 50, 1, p. 167-177 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010
72 Citations (Scopus)

Causal-explanatory pluralism: How intentions, functions, and mechanisms influence causal ascriptions

Lombrozo, T., Dec 1 2010, In : Cognitive Psychology. 61, 4, p. 303-332 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cultural Diversity
pluralism
Causality
event
Artifacts
78 Citations (Scopus)

Norms inform mental state ascriptions: A rational explanation for the side-effect effect

Uttich, K. & Lombrozo, T., Jul 1 2010, In : Cognition. 116, 1, p. 87-100 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Theory of Mind
psychology
Psychology
social cognition
evaluation
79 Citations (Scopus)

The role of explanation in discovery and generalization: Evidence from category learning

Williams, J. J. & Lombrozo, T., Jul 1 2010, In : Cognitive Science. 34, 5, p. 776-806 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
Experiments
Education
Research
Thinking
2009
47 Citations (Scopus)

Explanation and categorization: How "why?" informs "what?"

Lombrozo, T., Feb 1 2009, In : Cognition. 110, 2, p. 248-253 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

appeal
role play
cause
experiment
Conceptual Representation
71 Citations (Scopus)

The role of moral commitments in moral judgment

Lombrozo, T., Mar 1 2009, In : Cognitive Science. 33, 2, p. 273-286 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trolley cars
Experiments
Intuition
Psychology
2008
101 Citations (Scopus)

The Importance of Understanding the Nature of Science for Accepting Evolution

Lombrozo, T., Thanukos, A. & Weisberg, M., Jun 17 2008, In : Evolution: Education and Outreach. 1, 3, p. 290-298 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
science
students
science education
student
college students
2007
83 Citations (Scopus)

Inferring design: Evidence of a preference for teleological explanations in patients with Alzheimer's disease

Lombrozo, T., Kelemen, D. & Zaitchik, D., Nov 1 2007, In : Psychological Science. 18, 11, p. 999-1006 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Young Adult
Learning
123 Citations (Scopus)

Simplicity and probability in causal explanation

Lombrozo, T., Nov 1 2007, In : Cognitive Psychology. 55, 3, p. 232-257 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Experiments
experiment
cause
evidence
2006
113 Citations (Scopus)

Functional explanation and the function of explanation

Lombrozo, T. & Carey, S., Mar 1 2006, In : Cognition. 99, 2, p. 167-204 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychology
Rain
Artificial Intelligence
Telephone
Communication
2005
4 Citations (Scopus)

Flexibility of spatial averaging in visual perception

Lombrozo, T., Judson, J. & MacLeod, D. I. A., Apr 7 2005, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 272, 1564, p. 725-732 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Visual Perception
trade-off
Neurons
neurons
Noise abatement
2000
131 Citations (Scopus)

Brain responses to nouns, verbs and class-ambiguous words in context

Federmeier, K. D., Sega, J. B., Lombrozo, T. & Kutas, M., Dec 27 2000, In : Brain. 123, 12, p. 2552-2566 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brain
Language
Role Playing
Word Processing
Motor Cortex