Bayesian Psychology and Human Rationality

S. Nichols, R. Samuels

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This paper explores the implications of Bayesian research in cognitive science for debates over the extent of human rationality. Work in the heuristics and biases tradition has led many philosophers to pessimistic conclusions about human rationality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRationality
Subtitle of host publicationConstraints and Contexts
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128046234
ISBN (Print)9780128046005
StatePublished - 2017


  • Bayesian learning
  • Biases
  • Heuristics
  • Rationality
  • Simplicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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