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  1. Beliefs are like possessions.Robert P. Abelson - 1986 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 16 (3):223–250.
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    Multidimensional scaling of facial expressions.Robert P. Abelson & Vello Sermat - 1962 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 63 (6):546.
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    Differences Between Belief and Knowledge Systems.Robert P. Abelson - 1979 - Cognitive Science 3 (4):355-366.
    Seven features which in practice seem to differentiate belief systems from knowledge systems are discussed. These are: nonconsensuality, “existence beliefs,” alternative worlds, evaluative components, episodic material, unboundedness, and variable credences. Each of these features gives rise to challenging representation problems. Progress on any of these problems within artificial intelligence would be helpful in the study of knowledge systems as well as belief systems, inasmuch as the distinction between the two types of systems is not absolute.
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  4. Knowledge structures and causal explanation.Robert P. Abelson & Mansur Lalljee - 1988 - In Denis J. Hilton (ed.), Contemporary Science and Natural Explanation: Commonsense Conceptions of Causality. New York University Press.
     
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  5. Searle's argument is just a set of Chinese symbols.Robert P. Abelson - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (3):424-425.
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    The secret existence of expressive behavior.Robert P. Abelson - 1995 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 9 (1-2):25-36.
    The rational choice assumption that any chosen behavior can be understood as optimizing material self?interest is not borne out by psychological research. Expressive motives, for example, are prominent in the symbols of politics, in social relationships, and in the arts of persuasion. Moreover, instrumentality is a mindset that is learned (perhaps overlearned), and can be situationally manipulated; because it is valued in our society, it provides a privileged vocabulary for justifying behaviors that may have been performed for other reasons, and (...)
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    Critical comment on "Learning and the principle of inverse probability.".Robert P. Abelson - 1954 - Psychological Review 61 (4):276-278.
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    Commentary Points.Robert P. Abelson - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (4):591.
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    Going after PARRY.Robert P. Abelson - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (4):534-535.
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    Imagining the purpose of imagery.Robert P. Abelson - 1979 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2 (4):548-549.
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    The Secret Existence of Expressive Behavior.Robert P. Abelson - 2010 - In Louis Putterman (ed.), The Rational Choice Controversy. Yale University Press. pp. 25-36.
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