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Dr Julie Chow

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My research examines how people learn about cause and effect relationships, and how differences in what is inferred when presented with identical information may result in disparate beliefs. This is pertinent when determining how people come to form strong pseudoscientific beliefs about ineffective treatments. Causal illusions are thought to be important for understanding the development of pseudoscientific beliefs, and importantly provides...view more

My research examines how people learn about cause and effect relationships, and how differences in what is inferred when presented with identical information may result in disparate beliefs. This is pertinent when determining how people come to form strong pseudoscientific beliefs about ineffective treatments. Causal illusions are thought to be important for understanding the development of pseudoscientific beliefs, and importantly provides insight into how people learn in a variable environment.

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by Dr Julie Chow