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  1. Sarah R. Beck, Daniel P. Weisberg, Patrick Burns & Kevin J. Riggs (2014). Conditional Reasoning and Emotional Experience: A Review of the Development of Counterfactual Thinking. [REVIEW] Studia Logica 102 (4):673-689.
    What do human beings use conditional reasoning for? A psychological consequence of counterfactual conditional reasoning is emotional experience, in particular, regret and relief. Adults’ thoughts about what might have been influence their evaluations of reality. We discuss recent psychological experiments that chart the relationship between children’s ability to engage in conditional reasoning and their experience of counterfactual emotions. Relative to conditional reasoning, counterfactual emotions are late developing. This suggests that children need not only competence in conditional reasoning, but also to (...)
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  2. Andrew Simpson, Nick R. Cooper, Helge Gillmeister & Kevin J. Riggs (2013). Seeing Triggers Acting, Hearing Does Not Trigger Saying: Evidence From Children's Weak Inhibition. Cognition 128 (2):103-112.
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  3. Sarah L. Gorniak, Kevin J. Riggs & Sarah R. Beck (2011). Relating Developments in Children's Counterfactual Thinking and Executive Functions. Thinking and Reasoning 15 (4):337-354.
    The performance of 93 children aged 3 and 4 years on a battery of different counterfactual tasks was assessed. Three measures: short causal chains, location change counterfactual conditionals, and false syllogisms—but not a fourth, long causal chains—were correlated, even after controlling for age and receptive vocabulary. Children's performance on our counterfactual thinking measure was predicted by receptive vocabulary ability and inhibitory control. The role that domain general executive functions may play in 3- to 4-year olds' counterfactual thinking development is discussed.
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  4. Kevin J. Riggs & Sarah R. Beck (2007). Thinking Developmentally About Counterfactual Possibilities. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (5-6):463-463.
    Byrne implies that working memory development underpins children's ability to represent counterfactuals as possibilities at 3 to 4 years of age. Recent findings suggest that (1) developments in the ability to consider alternatives to reality in children of this age are underpinned by improvements in inhibitory control, not working memory, and (2) children do not develop an understanding of counterfactuals as possibilities until mid-childhood.
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  5. Kevin J. Riggs (2005). Thinking Harder About False Belief. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (9):410-411.
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  6. P. Mitchell & Kevin J. Riggs (eds.) (2000). Children's Reasoning and the Mind. Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.
    This book offers a thorough investigation into the development of the cognitive processes that underpin judgements about mental states (often termed 'theory of ...
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  7. Donald M. Peterson & Kevin J. Riggs (1999). Adaptive Modelling and Mindreading. Mind and Language 14 (1):80–112.
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