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    Causal Networks or Causal Islands? The Representation of Mechanisms and the Transitivity of Causal Judgment.Samuel G. B. Johnson & Woo-Kyoung Ahn - 2015 - Cognitive Science 39 (7):1468-1503.
    Knowledge of mechanisms is critical for causal reasoning. We contrasted two possible organizations of causal knowledge—an interconnected causal network, where events are causally connected without any boundaries delineating discrete mechanisms; or a set of disparate mechanisms—causal islands—such that events in different mechanisms are not thought to be related even when they belong to the same causal chain. To distinguish these possibilities, we tested whether people make transitive judgments about causal chains by inferring, given A causes B and B causes C, (...)
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    Intuitions About Mathematical Beauty: A Case Study in the Aesthetic Experience of Ideas.Samuel G. B. Johnson & Stefan Steinerberger - 2019 - Cognition 189 (C):242-259.
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  3. Conviction Narrative Theory: A Theory of Choice Under Radical Uncertainty.Samuel G. B. Johnson, Avri Bilovich & David Tuckett - forthcoming - Behavioral and Brain Sciences:1-47.
    Conviction Narrative Theory is a theory of choice under radical uncertainty—situations where outcomes cannot be enumerated and probabilities cannot be assigned. Whereas most theories of choice assume that people rely on probabilistic judgments, such theories cannot account for adaptive decision-making when probabilities cannot be assigned. CNT proposes that people use narratives—structured representations of causal, temporal, analogical, and valence relationships—rather than probabilities, as the currency of thought that unifies our sense-making and decision-making faculties. According to CNT, narratives arise from the interplay (...)
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    Principles of Moral Accounting: How Our Intuitive Moral Sense Balances Rights and Wrongs.Samuel G. B. Johnson & Jaye Ahn - 2021 - Cognition 206:104467.
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    Financial Alchemists and Financial Shamans.Samuel G. B. Johnson - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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    Why Do People Believe in a Zero-Sum Economy?Samuel G. B. Johnson - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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