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    What Belongs in a Fictional World?Deena Skolnick Weisberg & Joshua Goodstein - 2009 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 9 (1-2):69-78.
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    Young Children Are Reality-Prone When Thinking About Stories.Deena Skolnick Weisberg, Paul Bloom, David M. Sobel & Joshua Goodstein - 2013 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 13 (3-4):383-407.
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    The Seductive Allure is a Reductive Allure: People Prefer Scientific Explanations That Contain Logically Irrelevant Reductive Information.Emily J. Hopkins, Deena Skolnick Weisberg & Jordan C. V. Taylor - 2016 - Cognition 155:67-76.
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    Pretense, Counterfactuals, and Bayesian Causal Models: Why What Is Not Real Really Matters.Deena S. Weisberg & Alison Gopnik - 2013 - Cognitive Science 37 (7):1368-1381.
    Young children spend a large portion of their time pretending about non-real situations. Why? We answer this question by using the framework of Bayesian causal models to argue that pretending and counterfactual reasoning engage the same component cognitive abilities: disengaging with current reality, making inferences about an alternative representation of reality, and keeping this representation separate from reality. In turn, according to causal models accounts, counterfactual reasoning is a crucial tool that children need to plan for the future and learn (...)
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    A Case of Sustained Internal Contradiction: Unresolved Ambivalence Between Evolution and Creationism.S. Emlen Metz, Deena Skolnick Weisberg & Michael Weisberg - 2020 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 20 (3-4):338-354.
    Many people feel the pull of both creationism and evolution as explanations for the origin of species, despite the direct contradiction. Some respond by endorsing theistic evolution, integrating the scientific and religious explanations by positing that God initiated or guided the process of evolution. Others, however, simultaneously endorse both evolution and creationism despite the contradiction. Here, we illustrate this puzzling phenomenon with interviews with a diverse sample. This qualitative data reveals several approaches to coping with simultaneous inconsistent explanations. For example, (...)
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    How Fictional Worlds Are Created.Deena Skolnick Weisberg - 2016 - Philosophy Compass 11 (8):462-470.
    Both adults and children have the ability to not only think about reality but also use their imaginations and create fictional worlds. This article describes the process by which world creation happens, drawing from philosophical and psychological treatments of this issue. First, world creators recognize the need to create a fictional world, as when starting a pretend game or opening a novel. Then, creators merge some real-world knowledge with the premises of the fictional world to construct a fuller representation, though (...)
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    Mise En Place: Setting the Stage for Thought and Action.Deena Skolnick Weisberg, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff & Bruce D. McCandliss - 2014 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18 (6):276-278.
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    Of Blickets, Butterflies, and Baby Dinosaurs: Children’s Diagnostic Reasoning Across Domains.Deena Skolnick Weisberg, Elysia Choi & David M. Sobel - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    The Development of Imaginative Cognition.Deena Skolnick Weisberg - 2014 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 75:85-103.
    Over the last ten years or so, many cognitive scientists have begun to work on topics traditionally associated with philosophical aesthetics, such as issues about the objectivity of aesthetic judgments and the nature of aesthetic experience. An increasingly interdisciplinary turn within philosophy has started to take advantage of these connections, to the benefit of all. But one area that has been somewhat overlooked in this new dialogue is developmental psychology, which treats questions about whether and to what extent children's intuitions (...)
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    Which Counterfactuals Matter? A Response to Beck.Deena Skolnick Weisberg & Alison Gopnik - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (1):257-259.
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    The Role of Victims' Emotions in Preschoolers' Moral Judgments.Deena Skolnick Weisberg & Alan M. Leslie - 2012 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (3):439-455.
    Do victims’ emotions underlie preschoolers’ moral judgment abilities? Study 1 asked preschoolers (n = 72) to judge actions directed at characters who could and could not feel hurt and who did and did not cry. These judgments took into account only the nature of the action, not the nature of the victim. To further investigate how victims’ emotions might impact children’s moral judgments, Study 2 presented preschoolers (n = 37) with stories that varied in transgression type (Moral, Conventional, or None) (...)
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    Non‐Scientific Criteria for Belief Sustain Counter‐Scientific Beliefs.S. Emlen Metz, Deena S. Weisberg & Michael Weisberg - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (5):1477-1503.
    Why is evolutionary theory controversial among members of the American public? We propose a novel explanation: allegiance to different criteria for belief. In one interview study, two online surveys, and one nationally representative phone poll, we found that evolutionists and creationists take different justifications for belief as legitimate. Those who accept evolution emphasize empirical evidence and scientific consensus. Creationists emphasize not only the Bible and religious authority, but also knowledge of the heart. These criteria for belief remain predictive of views (...)
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    Embracing Nonfiction: How to Extend the Distancing-Embracing Model.Deena Skolnick Weisberg & Stacie Friend - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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    The Interplay Between Moral Actions and Moral Judgments in Children and Adults.Janani Prabhakar, Deena Skolnick Weisberg & Alan M. Leslie - 2018 - Consciousness and Cognition 63:183-197.
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