Douglas L Medin

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Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Folkbiology of freshwater fish
    Douglas L Medin
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, 220 Swift Hall, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Cognition 99:237-73. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint A relevance theory of induction
    Douglas L Medin
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 2710, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 10:517-32. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The native mind: biological categorization and reasoning in development and across cultures
    Douglas L Medin
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60209 2710, USA
    Psychol Rev 111:960-83. 2004
  4. pmc Anthropocentrism is not the first step in children's reasoning about the natural world
    Patricia Herrmann
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9979-84. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Ideal is typical
    Russell C Burnett
    Northwestern University, USA
    Can J Exp Psychol 59:3-10. 2005
  6. doi request reprint What does it mean to 'live' and 'die'? A cross-linguistic analysis of parent-child conversations in English and Indonesian
    Erin M Leddon
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Br J Dev Psychol 29:375-95. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Naming practices and the acquisition of key biological concepts: evidence from English and Indonesian
    Florencia K Anggoro
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:314-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Non-mutualistic morality
    Sonya Sachdeva
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:99-100. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Are morally motivated decision makers insensitive to the consequences of their choices?
    Daniel M Bartels
    Northwestern University, IL 60208, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:24-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Induction as conditional probability judgment
    Sergey V Blok
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Mem Cognit 35:1353-64. 2007

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Folkbiology of freshwater fish
    Douglas L Medin
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, 220 Swift Hall, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Cognition 99:237-73. 2006
    ..At a minimum the results suggest that similar activities within a well-structured domain do not necessarily lead to common conceptualizations...
  2. ncbi request reprint A relevance theory of induction
    Douglas L Medin
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 2710, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 10:517-32. 2003
    ..The relation between the relevance framework and existing models of category-based inductive reasoning is discussed in the light of these findings...
  3. ncbi request reprint The native mind: biological categorization and reasoning in development and across cultures
    Douglas L Medin
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60209 2710, USA
    Psychol Rev 111:960-83. 2004
    ..Certain phenomena are robust across populations, consistent with notions of a core module...
  4. pmc Anthropocentrism is not the first step in children's reasoning about the natural world
    Patricia Herrmann
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9979-84. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Ideal is typical
    Russell C Burnett
    Northwestern University, USA
    Can J Exp Psychol 59:3-10. 2005
    ..For knowledgeable reasoners typicality in natural taxonomic categories appears based on ideals rather than on centrality...
  6. doi request reprint What does it mean to 'live' and 'die'? A cross-linguistic analysis of parent-child conversations in English and Indonesian
    Erin M Leddon
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Br J Dev Psychol 29:375-95. 2011
    ..Our analysis illustrates that young children acquiring English and Indonesian are faced with distinct problems, but that parental input in both languages does little to support the acquisition of broad, inclusive biological concepts...
  7. doi request reprint Naming practices and the acquisition of key biological concepts: evidence from English and Indonesian
    Florencia K Anggoro
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:314-9. 2008
    ..This work underscores the importance of considering language and cultural factors in studying the acquisition of fundamental concepts about the biological world...
  8. doi request reprint Non-mutualistic morality
    Sonya Sachdeva
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 36:99-100. 2013
    ..In such systems, mutualistic motivations are not necessarily a key component of morality...
  9. ncbi request reprint Are morally motivated decision makers insensitive to the consequences of their choices?
    Daniel M Bartels
    Northwestern University, IL 60208, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:24-8. 2007
    ..These and other findings call into question important presumed properties of PVs, suggesting that how PVs affect willingness to make trade-offs depends on where attention is focused, a factor that varies substantially across contexts...
  10. ncbi request reprint Induction as conditional probability judgment
    Sergey V Blok
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Mem Cognit 35:1353-64. 2007
    ..An algebraic formulation with no free parameters accurately predicted conditional probabilities for single- and two-premise conditionals (Experiments 1 and 3), as well as problems involving negative evidence (Experiment 2)...
  11. doi request reprint Teleological reasoning about nature: intentional design or relational perspectives?
    Bethany Ojalehto
    Psychology Department, Northwestern University, 2029 Sheridan Road 102 Swift Hall, Evanston, IL 60208 2710, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:166-71. 2013
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  12. doi request reprint Moral kinematics: the role of physical factors in moral judgments
    Rumen I Iliev
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, 2029 Sheridan Road, 219 Swift Hall, Evanston, IL 60208 2710, USA
    Mem Cognit 40:1387-401. 2012
    ..Experiment 3 extended the findings from Experiment 1 to verbally presented moral dilemmas. These results suggest that domain-general processes play a larger role in moral cognition than is currently assumed...
  13. doi request reprint Sinning saints and saintly sinners: the paradox of moral self-regulation
    Sonya Sachdeva
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:523-8. 2009
    ..We suggest that affirming a moral identity leads people to feel licensed to act immorally. However, when moral identity is threatened, moral behavior is a means to regain some lost self-worth...
  14. doi request reprint Weirdness is in the eye of the beholder
    Will M Bennis
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 33:85-6. 2010
    ..We argue that WEIRD people's apparent distinct weirdness is a methodological side-effect of psychology's over-reliance on WEIRD populations for developing its methods and theoretical constructs...
  15. pmc Cultural mosaics and mental models of nature
    Megan Bang
    TERC, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13868-74. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint The cultural mind: environmental decision making and cultural modeling within and across populations
    Scott Atran
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
    Psychol Rev 112:744-76. 2005
    ..This framework addresses several methodological issues, such as limitations on conceiving culture to be a well-defined system, bounded entity, independent variable, or an internalized component of minds...
  17. ncbi request reprint Protected values: no omission bias and no framing effects
    Carmen Tanner
    Social and Business Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychon Bull Rev 11:185-91. 2004
    ..PVs were more likely to be associated with moral obligations to act than with moral prohibitions against action. Strikingly, people with strong PVs were immune to framing; participants with few PVs showed robust framing effects...
  18. ncbi request reprint A bird's eye view: biological categorization and reasoning within and across cultures
    Jeremy N Bailenson
    Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 9660, USA
    Cognition 84:1-53. 2002
    ..These findings also show that relative expertise leads to a convergence of thought that transcends cultural boundaries and shared experiences...