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Published on Jan 20, 2011
Why do people vary in their beliefs about what is possible, what is plausible, and what is true? Drawing on a decade of research, Psychology Prof. Andrew Shtulman will discuss how two particular patterns of reasoning, modal reasoning and essentialist reasoning, constrain the kinds of claims one is willing to endorse and the kinds of concepts one is able to acquire. His research suggests that differences of belief among highly educated adults can often be traced back to developmental changes in children's early inductive biases.