The Social Psychology of Science
Leading social psychologists, such as Heider (1958), Jones and Davis (1965), and Kelley (1967), have likened the processes of lay judgment to the inferential procedures used by sophisticated scientists. In this final chapter, I will attempt a comparison of naïve and scientific inference in order to show how important aspects of the scientific method may indeed reflect the processes of lay epistemics.
KeywordsExternal Validity Content Category Epistemic Authority Availability Heuristic Scientific Inference
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