Woo kyoung Ahn

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Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of causal structure on category construction
    W K Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Mem Cognit 27:1008-23. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Causal status effect in children's categorization
    W Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 534 Wilson Hall, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Cognition 76:B35-43. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of theory-based feature correlations on typicality judgments
    Woo kyoung Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Mem Cognit 30:107-18. 2002
  4. pmc Effect of grouping of evidence types on learning about interactions between observed and unobserved causes
    Benjamin Margolin Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:1432-48. 2011
  5. pmc Theory-based categorization under speeded conditions
    Christian C Luhmann
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Mem Cognit 34:1102-11. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Causal essentialism in kinds
    Woo kyoung Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 66:1113-30. 2013
  7. pmc BUCKLE: a model of unobserved cause learning
    Christian C Luhmann
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Psychol Rev 114:657-77. 2007
  8. pmc Spontaneous assimilation of continuous values and temporal information in causal induction
    Jessecae K Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 2051, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 35:334-52. 2009
  9. pmc Causal learning about tolerance and sensitization
    Benjamin Margolin Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8205, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:1043-9. 2009
  10. pmc Expectations and interpretations during causal learning
    Christian C Luhmann
    Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 25001, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:568-87. 2011

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of causal structure on category construction
    W K Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Mem Cognit 27:1008-23. 1999
    ..Such preferences suggest that the common-cause or the common-effect structures are considered more natural conceptual structures...
  2. ncbi request reprint Causal status effect in children's categorization
    W Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 534 Wilson Hall, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Cognition 76:B35-43. 2000
    ..This study is the first direct demonstration of the causal status effect in children...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of theory-based feature correlations on typicality judgments
    Woo kyoung Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Mem Cognit 30:107-18. 2002
    ..It is concluded that in natural categories, feature correlations that are explicitly represented and affect typicality judgments are the ones about which people have theories...
  4. pmc Effect of grouping of evidence types on learning about interactions between observed and unobserved causes
    Benjamin Margolin Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:1432-48. 2011
    ..Indeed, participants could even make precise predictions about the pattern of interaction (Experiments 5 and 6). Implications for theories of causal reasoning are discussed...
  5. pmc Theory-based categorization under speeded conditions
    Christian C Luhmann
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Mem Cognit 34:1102-11. 2006
    ..We argue that both causal knowledge and base-rate information, once precompiled during learning, can be used at roughly the same speeds during categorization, thus demonstrating an important parallel between these two types of knowledge...
  6. ncbi request reprint Causal essentialism in kinds
    Woo kyoung Ahn
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 66:1113-30. 2013
    ..These findings have certain real-world implications, including how people make sense of mental disorders that are treated as real kinds...
  7. pmc BUCKLE: a model of unobserved cause learning
    Christian C Luhmann
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Psychol Rev 114:657-77. 2007
    ..The current results demonstrate that BUCKLE provides a better explanation of people's causal learning than the existing models...
  8. pmc Spontaneous assimilation of continuous values and temporal information in causal induction
    Jessecae K Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 2051, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 35:334-52. 2009
    ..This assimilation process was moderated by the strength of the upheld causal hypothesis (Experiment 2), could alter the overall perception of a causal relationship (Experiment 3), and could occur over temporal sequences (Experiment 4)...
  9. pmc Causal learning about tolerance and sensitization
    Benjamin Margolin Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8205, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:1043-9. 2009
    ..In the many-entity conditions, when the schemata were violated, participants made much weaker inferences. Implications for causal learning are discussed...
  10. pmc Expectations and interpretations during causal learning
    Christian C Luhmann
    Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 25001, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:568-87. 2011
    ..We discuss implications for traditional models of causal learning and how a more top-down approach (e.g., Bayesian) would be more compatible with the current findings...
  11. pmc The meaning and computation of causal power: comment on Cheng (1997) and Novick and Cheng (2004)
    Christian C Luhmann
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Psychol Rev 112:685-93; discussion 694-707. 2005
    ..Therefore, the authors argue that people do not attempt to compute causal power...
  12. pmc Order effects in contingency learning: the role of task complexity
    Jessecae K Marsh
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Mem Cognit 34:568-76. 2006
    ..It is concluded that a critical moderator for exhibition of the primacy effect is task complexity, presumably because it interferes with initial hypothesis development...
  13. pmc Can personality disorder experts recognize DSM-IV personality disorders from five-factor model descriptions of patient cases?
    Benjamin M Rottman
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8205, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:630-9. 2011
    ..Dimensional models of personality are under consideration for integration into the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), but the clinical utility of such models is unclear...
  14. pmc Understanding behavior makes it more normal
    Woo kyoung Ahn
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 10:746-52. 2003
    ..Undergraduates, graduate students in clinical psychology, and expert clinicians all reliably perceived the patients as being more normal with these explanations than without them, confirming Meehl's prediction...
  15. ncbi request reprint Clinical psychologists' theory-based representations of mental disorders predict their diagnostic reasoning and memory
    Nancy S Kim
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Avenue, P O Box 208205, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8205, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 131:451-76. 2002
    ..Their memory for causally central symptoms was also biased. Clinicians are cognitively driven to use theories despite decades of practice with the atheoretical DSM...
  16. pmc Combining biomedical accounts of mental disorders with treatability information to reduce mental illness stigma
    Matthew S Lebowitz
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:496-9. 2012
    ..The authors tested whether information emphasizing the treatability of mental disorders could reduce stigma by contradicting the prognostic pessimism associated with biological attributions...
  17. pmc Fixable or fate? Perceptions of the biology of depression
    Matthew S Lebowitz
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:518-27. 2013
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  18. pmc The effect of causal knowledge on judgments of the likelihood of unknown features
    Caroline Procror
    Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8205, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:635-9. 2007
    ..Implications for clinical reasoning and associative models of conceptual knowledge are discussed...
  19. ncbi request reprint The influence of naive causal theories on lay concepts of mental illness
    Nancy S Kim
    Yale University, USA
    Am J Psychol 115:33-65. 2002
    ..Implications of these results for current models of categorization and for research on lay theories of mental disorders are discussed, and future directions for research are suggested...