Samuel Johnson

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2019

Intuitions about mathematical beauty: A case study in the aesthetic experience of ideas

Johnson, S. G. B. & Steinerberger, S., 20 Apr 2019, In : Cognition. 189, p. 242-259 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

The universal aesthetics of mathematics

Johnson, S. G. B. & Steinerberger, S., 15 Mar 2019, In : Mathematical Intelligencer. 41, 1, p. 67-70 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2018

Financial alchemists and financial shamans

Johnson, S. G. B., 2018, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 41, e78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ceremonial Behavior
Shamanism
Anthropology
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Economics

Optimality bias in moral judgment

De Freitas, J. & Johnson, S. G. B., 30 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 79, p. 149-163 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

moral judgement
Malpractice
Cognition
trend
mediation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Preferences for explanation generality develop early in biology but not physics

Johnston, A. M., Sheskin, M., Johnson, S. G. B. & Keil, F. C., 14 Jul 2018, In : Child Development. 89, 4, p. 1110-1119 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Physics
physics
biology
Ursidae
Intuition

Why do people believe in a zero-sum economy?

Johnson, S. G. B., 30 Aug 2018, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 41, e172.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Intuition
Consensus
Psychology
Thinking
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

Little Bayesians or little Einsteins? Probability and explanatory virtue in children's inferences

Johnston, A. M., Johnson, S. G. B., Koven, M. L. & Keil, F. C., 30 Nov 2017, In : Developmental Science. 20, 6, e21483.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The effect of abstract versus concrete framing on judgments of biological and psychological bases of behavior

Kim, N. S., Johnson, S. G. B., Ahn, W. K. & Knobe, J., 20 Mar 2017, In : Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications. 2, p. 1 - 16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Psychology
Mental Disorders
Students
2016
6 Citations (Scopus)

Sense-making under ignorance

Johnson, S. G. B., Rajeev-Kumar, G. & Keil, F. C., 30 Sep 2016, In : Cognitive Psychology. 89, p. 39-70 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
diagnostic
Cognition
evidence
experiment
6 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of framing on clinicians' judgments of the biological basis of behaviors

Kim, N. S., Ahn, W. K., Johnson, S. G. B. & Knobe, J., 1 Mar 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 22, 1, p. 39-47 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Symptoms
Neurosciences
Research
Psychotherapy
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
2015
4 Citations (Scopus)

Causal networks or causal islands? The representation of mechanisms and the transitivity of causal judgment

Johnson, S. G. B. & Ahn, W. K., 1 Sep 2015, In : Cognitive Science. 39, 7, p. 1468-1503 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islands
Potable water
Experiments
Semantics
Data storage equipment
9 Citations (Scopus)

Do the right thing: The assumption of optimality in lay decision theory and causal judgment

Johnson, S. G. B. & Rips, L. J., 1 Mar 2015, In : Cognitive Psychology. 77, p. 42-76 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Theory
decision theory
Decision theory
Individuality
Causality
2014
11 Citations (Scopus)

Causal inference and the hierarchical structure of experience

Johnson, S. G. B. & Keil, F. C., 2014, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 143, 6, p. 2223-2241 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hierarchical Structure
Structure of Experience
Causal Inference
Experiment
Causal