Publication details for Professor Richard CrispMeleady, Rose & Crisp, Richard J. (2014). Systematic revisions to inherent notions may shape improvements in cognitive infrastructure. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37(5): 495-496.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0140-525X, 1469-1825
- DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13003804
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
The proposed inherence heuristic centers on perceivers' failure to systematically consider external, historical factors when explaining observed patterns. We stress that this does not preclude the potential of subsequently encountered information to challenge intuitions. Drawing on models of diversity-defined social cognition, we discuss how an updating mechanism may reciprocally shape the cognitive infrastructure that underlies reliance on heuristic systems.