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    David R. Mandel, Denis J. Hilton & Patrizia Catellani (eds.) (2005). The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking. Routledge.
    It is human nature to wonder how things might have turned out differently--either for the better or for the worse. For the past two decades psychologists have been intrigued by this phenomenon, which they call counterfactual thinking. Specifically, researchers have sought to answer the "big" questions: Why do people have such a strong propensity to generate counterfactuals, and what functions does counterfactual thinking serve? What are the determinants of counterfactual thinking, and what are its adaptive and psychological consequences? This important (...)
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    Denis J. Hilton (1996). Mental Models and Causal Explanation: Judgements of Probable Cause and Explanatory Relevance. Thinking and Reasoning 2 (4):273 – 308.
    Good explanations are not only true or probably true, but are also relevant to a causal question. Current models of causal explanation either only address the question of the truth of an explanation, or do not distinguish the probability of an explanation from its relevance. The tasks of scenario construction and conversational explanation are distinguished, which in turn shows how scenarios can interact with conversational principles to determine the truth and relevance of explanations. The proposed model distinguishes causal discounting from (...)
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    Jean-Francois Bonnefon & Denis J. Hilton (2002). The Suppression of Modus Ponens as a Case of Pragmatic Preconditional Reasoning. Thinking and Reasoning 8 (1):21 – 40.
    The suppression of the Modus Ponens inference is described as a loss of confidence in the conclusion C of an argument ''If A1 then C; If A2 then C; A1'' where A2 is a requirement for C to happen. It is hypothesised that this loss of confidence is due to the derivation of the conversational implicature ''there is a chance that A2 might not be satisfied'', and that different syntactic introductions of the requirement A2 (e.g., ''If C then A2'') will (...)
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    Denis J. Hilton (2001). Is the Challenge for Psychologists to Return to Behaviourism? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):415-416.
    I suggest that contemporary economics shares many of the characteristics of methodological behaviourism in psychology, with its emphasis on the influence of motivation, learning, and situational incentives on behaviour, and minimal interest in the details of the cognitive processes that transform input (information) into output (behaviour). The emphasis on these characteristics has the same strengths and weaknesses in economics as in behaviourist psychology.
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    Christophe Schmeltzer & Denis J. Hilton (2013). To Do or Not to Do? A Cognitive Consistency Model for Drawing Conclusions From Conditional Instructions and Advice. Thinking and Reasoning 20 (1):16-50.
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  6. Denis J. Hilton (1988). Logic and Causal Attribution. In Contemporary Science and Natural Explanation: Commonsense Conceptions of Causality. New York University Press
     
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  7. Denis J. Hilton (ed.) (1988). Contemporary Science and Natural Explanation: Commonsense Conceptions of Causality. New York University Press.
     
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  8. Denis J. Hilton (1988). Introduction, Images of Science and Commonsense Explanation. In Contemporary Science and Natural Explanation: Commonsense Conceptions of Causality. New York University Press
     
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  9. Denis J. Hilton, Laetitia Charalambides & Stéphanie Hoareau-Blanchet (forthcoming). Reasoning About Rights and Duties: Mental Models, World Knowledge and Pragmatic Interpretation. Thinking and Reasoning:1-34.
    We address the way verb-based and rule-content knowledge are combined in understanding institutional deontics. Study 1 showed that the institutional regulations used in our studies were readily categorised into one of two content groups: rights or duties. Participants perceived rights as benefiting the addressees identified by the rule, whereas they perceived duties as benefiting the collective that imposed the rule. Studies 2, 3, and 4 showed that rule content had clear effects on perceptions of violations and relevance of cases for (...)
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  10. Denis J. Hilton, Laetitia Charalambides & Stéphanie Hoareau-Blanchet (forthcoming). Reasoning About Rights and Duties: Mental Models, World Knowledge and Pragmatic Interpretation. Reasoning About Rights and Duties: Mental Models, World Knowledge and Pragmatic Interpretation:1-34.
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