Systematic revisions to inherent notions may share improvements in cognitive infrastructure

Rose Meleady, Richard Crisp

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The proposed inherence heuristic centres on perceivers’ failure to systematically consider external, historical factors when explaining observed patterns. We stress that this does not preclude the potential of subsequently encountered information to challenge intuitions. Drawing on models of diversity-defined social cognition, we discuss how an updating mechanism may reciprocally shape the cognitive infrastructure that underlies reliance on heuristic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495- 496
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number05
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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