The Use of Causal Knowledge for Inferential Reasoning

  • Helmut Jungermann
  • Manfred Thüring
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 35)


Experts from industry, economics, and science are asked to predict which information and communication techniques will be available in a private household in 25 years and which of these services will be supplied by state and industry. We ask social science experts to predict the effects of such techniques and services. While most expect a growth in these techniques and services, they disagree about their effects on social contacts, creativity among the young, and feelings of state control.


Mental Model Private Life Mental Simulation Conjunction Fallacy Causal Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Jungermann
    • 1
  • Manfred Thüring
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for PsychologyTechnical University of BerlinWest Germany

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