The inherent bias in positing an inherence heuristic

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (5):493-494 (2014)
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There are two problems with Cimpian & Salomon’s (C&S’s) claim that an innate inherence heuristic is part of our cognitive makeup. First, some of their examples of inherent features do not seem to accord with the authors’ own definition of inherence. Second, rather than posit an inherence heuristic to explain why humans rely more heavily on inherent features, it may be more parsimonious to do so on the basis of aspects of the world itself and our relationship to it.

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Joshua Mugg
Park University
Muhammad Ali Khalidi
CUNY Graduate Center


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