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    The Hazards of Explanation: Overgeneralization in the Face of Exceptions.Joseph Jay Williams, Tania Lombrozo & Bob Rehder - 2013 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 142 (4):1006-1014.
  2. Explanation Constrains Learning, and Prior Knowledge Constrains Explanation.Joseph Jay Williams & Tania Lombrozo - 2010 - In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
    A great deal of research has demonstrated that learning is influenced by the learner’s prior background knowledge (e.g. Murphy, 2002; Keil, 1990), but little is known about the processes by which prior knowledge is deployed. We explore the role of explanation in deploying prior knowledge by examining the joint effects of eliciting explanations and providing prior knowledge in a task where each should aid learning. Three hypotheses are considered: that explanation and prior knowledge have independent and additive effects on learning, (...)
     
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    Why Are People Bad at Detecting Randomness? Because It is Hard.Joseph Jay Williams & Thomas L. Griffiths - 2008 - In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
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    Why Does Explaining Help Learning? Insight From an Explanation Impairment Effect.Joseph Jay Williams, Tania Lombrozo & Bob Rehder - 2010 - In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
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