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    The Human Function Compunction: Teleological explanation in adults.Deborah Kelemen & Evelyn Rosset - 2009 - Cognition 111 (1):138-143.
    Research has found that children possess a broad bias in favor of teleological - or purpose-based - explanations of natural phenomena. The current two experiments explored whether adults implicitly possess a similar bias. In Study 1, undergraduates judged a series of statements as "good" or "bad" explanations for why different phenomena occur. Judgments occurred in one of three conditions: fast speeded, moderately speeded, or unspeeded. Participants in speeded conditions judged significantly more scientifically unwarranted teleological explanations as correct, but were not (...)
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    The scope of teleological thinking in preschool children.Deborah Kelemen - 1999 - Cognition 70 (3):241-272.
  3. The essence of artifacts: Developing the design stance.Deborah Kelemen & Susan Carey - 2007 - In Eric Margolis & Stephen Laurence (eds.), Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representaion. Oxford University Press. pp. 212--230.
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    Tainting the soul: Purity concerns predict moral judgments of suicide.Joshua Rottman, Deborah Kelemen & Liane Young - 2014 - Cognition 130 (2):217-226.
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    British and American children's preferences for teleo-functional explanations of the natural world.Deborah Kelemen - 2003 - Cognition 88 (2):201-221.
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    The divided mind of a disbeliever: Intuitive beliefs about nature as purposefully created among different groups of non-religious adults.Elisa Järnefelt, Caitlin F. Canfield & Deborah Kelemen - 2015 - Cognition 140 (C):72-88.
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    Aliens behaving badly: Children’s acquisition of novel purity-based morals.Joshua Rottman & Deborah Kelemen - 2012 - Cognition 124 (3):356-360.
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    Reasoning about artifacts at 24 months: The developing teleo-functional stance.Krista Casler & Deborah Kelemen - 2007 - Cognition 103 (1):120-130.
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    Hindering Harm and Preserving Purity: How Can Moral Psychology Save the Planet?Joshua Rottman, Deborah Kelemen & Liane Young - 2015 - Philosophy Compass 10 (2):134-144.
    The issues of climate change and environmental degradation elicit diverse responses. This paper explores how an understanding of human moral psychology might be used to motivate conservation efforts. Moral concerns for the environment can relate to issues of harm or impurity . Aversions to harm are linked to concern for current or future generations, non-human animals, and anthropomorphized aspects of the environment. Concerns for purity are linked to viewing the environment as imbued with sacred value and therefore worthy of being (...)
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    Syntactic cues in the acquisition of collective nouns.Paul Bloom & Deborah Kelemen - 1995 - Cognition 56 (1):1-30.
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  11. 1. the theory-theory of concepts.Deborah Kelemen & Susan Carey - 2007 - In Eric Margolis & Stephen Laurence (eds.), Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and Their Representaion. Oxford University Press. pp. 212.
     
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    Time to get a new mountain? The role of function in children's conceptions of natural kinds.Cara DiYanni & Deborah Kelemen - 2005 - Cognition 97 (3):327-335.
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    The moral, or the story? Changing children's distributive justice preferences through social communication.Joshua Rottman, Valerie Zizik, Kelly Minard, Liane Young, Peter R. Blake & Deborah Kelemen - 2020 - Cognition 205 (C):104441.
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    Purity matters more than harm in moral judgments of suicide: Response to Gray.Joshua Rottman, Deborah Kelemen & Liane Young - 2014 - Cognition 133 (1):332-334.
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  15. Time to get a new mountain? The role of function in children's conceptions of natural kinds.Cara DiYanni & Deborah Kelemen - 2005 - Cognition 97 (3):327-335.
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    The morality of martyrdom and the stigma of suicide.Joshua Rottman & Deborah Kelemen - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (4):375-376.
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    Counterintuition, existential anxiety, and religion as a by-product of the designing mind.Deborah Kelemen - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):739-740.
    In arguing for religion as a side effect of everyday cognition, Atran & Norenzayan (A&N) provide useful analyses of the strengths of the “naturalness-of-religion” position over others; however, experimental shortcomings limit the contributions of their empirical work. A relevant addendum involves considering research on children's orientation to teleological explanations of natural phenomena, which suggests that relatively rich cognitive proclivities might underlie religious thought.
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    Just Rewards: Children and Adults Equate Accidental Inequity with Intentional Unfairness.Elizabeth Donovan & Deborah Kelemen - 2011 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 11 (1-2):137-150.
    Humans expect resources to be distributed fairly. They also show biases to construe all acts as intentional. This study investigates whether every unequal distribution is initially assumed to be intentional unfairness. Study 1 presents a control group of adults with a movie showing one individual accidentally receiving less reward than expected for a task. The experimental group was shown the same scenario, except that the individual was now in the presence of an additional person who received the full reward. Despite (...)
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    Inhibiting intuition: Scaffolding children's theory construction about species evolution in the face of competing explanations.Samuel Ronfard, Sarah Brown, Erin Doncaster & Deborah Kelemen - 2021 - Cognition 211 (C):104635.
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