Tania Lombrozo

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Functions in biological kind classification
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States
    Cogn Psychol 65:457-85. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Causal-explanatory pluralism: How intentions, functions, and mechanisms influence causal ascriptions
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cogn Psychol 61:303-32. 2010
  3. doi request reprint From conceptual representations to explanatory relations
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 33:218-9. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Explanation and categorization: how "why?" informs "what?"
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cognition 110:248-53. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Inferring design: evidence of a preference for teleological explanations in patients with Alzheimer's disease
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:999-1006. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Simplicity and probability in causal explanation
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cogn Psychol 55:232-57. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The structure and function of explanations
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:464-70. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Occam's rattle: children's use of simplicity and probability to constrain inference
    Elizabeth Baraff Bonawitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94708, USA
    Dev Psychol 48:1156-64. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Norms inform mental state ascriptions: A rational explanation for the side-effect effect
    Kevin Uttich
    University of California, Berkeley, United States
    Cognition 116:87-100. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Functional explanation and the function of explanation
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 99:167-204. 2006

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Functions in biological kind classification
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States
    Cogn Psychol 65:457-85. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint Causal-explanatory pluralism: How intentions, functions, and mechanisms influence causal ascriptions
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cogn Psychol 61:303-32. 2010
    ..The conclusion introduces an account of causation, an "exportable dependence theory," that provides a way to understand the contributions of physical connections and teleology in terms of the functions of causal ascriptions...
  3. doi request reprint From conceptual representations to explanatory relations
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 33:218-9. 2010
    ..I endorse Machery's emphasis on explanation and consider recent advances in psychology that point to the "heterogeneity" of explanation, with consequences for Machery's heterogeneity hypothesis about concepts...
  4. doi request reprint Explanation and categorization: how "why?" informs "what?"
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cognition 110:248-53. 2009
    ..The findings suggest that a feature's explanatory importance can impact categorization, and that explanatory relationships, in addition to causal relationships, are critical to understanding conceptual representation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Inferring design: evidence of a preference for teleological explanations in patients with Alzheimer's disease
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:999-1006. 2007
    ..This finding has broad relevance not only to understanding conceptual impairments in AD, but also to theories of development, learning, and conceptual change. Moreover, this finding sheds light on the intuitive appeal of creationism...
  6. ncbi request reprint Simplicity and probability in causal explanation
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Cogn Psychol 55:232-57. 2007
    ..More broadly, evaluating explanations may operate as a mechanism for generating estimates of subjective probability...
  7. ncbi request reprint The structure and function of explanations
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:464-70. 2006
    ..Moreover, the influence of explanation on learning and inference presents a challenge to theories that neglect the roles of prior knowledge and explanation-based reasoning...
  8. doi request reprint Occam's rattle: children's use of simplicity and probability to constrain inference
    Elizabeth Baraff Bonawitz
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94708, USA
    Dev Psychol 48:1156-64. 2012
    ..These data suggest that children employ a principle of parsimony like Occam's razor as an inductive constraint and that this constraint is employed when more reliable bases for inference are unavailable...
  9. doi request reprint Norms inform mental state ascriptions: A rational explanation for the side-effect effect
    Kevin Uttich
    University of California, Berkeley, United States
    Cognition 116:87-100. 2010
    ..This analysis preserves the traditional understanding of theory of mind as a tool for predicting and explaining behavior, but also suggests the importance of normative considerations in social cognition...
  10. ncbi request reprint Functional explanation and the function of explanation
    Tania Lombrozo
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cognition 99:167-204. 2006
    ..We relate our proposal to normative accounts of explanation from philosophy of science, as well as to claims from psychology and artificial intelligence...
  11. ncbi request reprint The Intelligent Design controversy: lessons from psychology and education
    Tania Lombrozo
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:56-7. 2006