Conditional reasoning

Articles that examine deductive reasoning with ‘if-then’ assertions

Journal articles:

Juhos, C., Quelhas, A.C. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2015). Reasoning about intentions:          Counterexamples to reasons for actions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning,   Memory & Cognition. 41, 1, 55-76.

Espino, O. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2013). The Compatibility Heuristic in Non-Categorical Hypothetical Reasoning: Inferences Between Conditionals And Disjunctions. Cognitive Psychology. 67, 3, 98-129.

Espino, O. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2012). It is not the case that if you understand a conditional you know how to negate it. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 24, 3, 329-334.

Byrne, R.M.J. & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (2010). Models Redux. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14, 6.

Byrne, R.M.J. & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (2009). ‘If’ and the problems of  conditional reasoning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 13, 282-287

Espino, O., Santamaria, C. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2009). People think about what is true for conditionals, not what is false: Only true possibilities prime the comprehension of ‘if’. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1072-1078

Johnson-Laird, P.N., Byrne, R.M.J., and Girotto, V. (2009) The mental model theory of conditionals. Topoi- An International Review of Philosophy, 28(1), 75-80.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. and Byrne, R.M.J.  (2002) Conditionals: a theory of meaning, pragmatics, and inferencePsychological Review. 109, 646-678.

Byrne, R.M.J., Espino, O. & Santamaria, C.  (1999). Counterexamples and the suppression of inferences. Journal of Memory & Language, 40, 347-373.

Byrne, R.M.J. and Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1992). The spontaneous use of propositional connectives. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,  45A, 89-110.

Byrne, R.M.J.  (1991).  Can  valid  inferences  be  suppressedCognition,  39,  71-78.

Byrne, R.M.J. (1989). Everyday reasoning with conditional sequences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental  Psychology, 41A, 141-166.

Byrne, R.M.J. (1989). Suppressing valid inferences with conditionals. Cognition, 31,61-83.

Book chapters and conference proceedings:

Byrne, R.M.J. and Johnson-Laird, P.N. (2010) Conditionals and possibilities. In Oaksford, M., & Chater, N.  (eds), Cognition and conditionals. Oxford University Press.  pp 55-68.

Byrne, R.M.J.  (2007). Whether, although and other conditional connectives.  In W. Schaeken, Vandierendonck, A., Schroyens, W., and d’Ydewalle, G. (Eds), The Mental Models Theory of Reasoning: Refinements and Extensions, Mahwah: New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp 53 – 62.

Byrne, R. M. J. & Walsh C.R. (2005). Resolving Contradictions. In V. Girotto & P.N.      Johnson-Laird, (Eds.). The shape of reason: essays in honour of Paolo Legrenzi.           Hove: Psychology  Press. pp. 91-106.

Byrne, R.M.J. & Walsh, C.R. (2002). Contradictions and counterfactuals: Generating belief revisions in conditional inference. In  Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum  Associates.

Byrne, R.M.J., Espino, O. & Santamaria, C. (1999). Counterexample availability.  In W. Schaeken, G. De   Vooght, A. Vandierendonck & G. d’Ydewalle (Eds.). Deductive reasoning and strategies. Hillsdale: Erlbaum.  pp. 97-110.

Byrne, R.M.J., Espino, O. & Santamaria, C.  (1998). Context suppresses inferences. Analise Psicologica ,  210-214.

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