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    A Causal Model Theory of the Meaning of Cause, Enable, and Prevent.Steven Sloman, Aron K. Barbey & Jared M. Hotaling - 2009 - Cognitive Science 33 (1):21-50.
    The verbs cause, enable, and prevent express beliefs about the way the world works. We offer a theory of their meaning in terms of the structure of those beliefs expressed using qualitative properties of causal models, a graphical framework for representing causal structure. We propose that these verbs refer to a causal model relevant to a discourse and that “A causes B” expresses the belief that the causal model includes a link from A to B. “A enables/allows B” entails that (...)
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    Theoretical developments in decision field theory: Comment on Tsetsos, Usher, and Chater (2010).Jared M. Hotaling, Jerome R. Busemeyer & Jiyun Li - 2010 - Psychological Review 117 (4):1294-1298.
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    DFT-D: a cognitive-dynamical model of dynamic decision making.Jared M. Hotaling & Jerome R. Busemeyer - 2012 - Synthese 189 (S1):67-80.
    The study of decision making has traditionally been dominated by axiomatic utility theories. More recently, an alternative approach, which focuses on the micro-mechanisms of the underlying deliberation process, has been shown to account for several "paradoxes" in human choice behavior for which simple utility-based approaches cannot. Decision field theory (DFT) is a cognitive-dynamical model of decision making and preferential choice, built on the fundamental principle that decisions are based on the accumulation of subjective evaluations of choice alternatives until a threshold (...)
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