Rice
FIS

FIS image header
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Download 
Scholarly Interest Report
         
Daniel N. Osherson
Professor
Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Psychology and Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Statistics
 
e-mail:
 
  • B.A. (1970) University of Chicago
  • M.A. (1971) University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. (1973) University of Pennsylvania
 
No Image
 
Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Statistics
  •  
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    A. Sides, D. Osherson, N. Bonini and R. Viale "On the Reality of The Conjunction Fallacy." Memory & Cognition, 30 (2002) : 191-198.

     
     

    D.N. Osherson, Y. Lo, A. Sides and J. Rozelle "Evidential Diversity and Premise Probability in Young Children's Inductive Judgment." Cognitive Science, 26 (2002)

     
     

    M.Y Vardi, J.R. Thompson, J. Deines, S. Tsvachidis and D.N. Osherson "Removing Incoherence from Subjective Estimates of Chance." Decision SciencesSubmitted

     
     

    Nicolao Bonini and D.N. Osherson "Pragmatics and The Conjunction Fallacy." JEP:Memory, Learning and Cognition (2002) Submitted

     
     Articles
     

    D. Medin, S. Block and D.N. Osherson "Probability from Similarity."  (2002)

     
     

    N. Bonini and D.N. Osherson "Conjunction and The Conjunction Fallacy." Memory & Cognition (2003) Submitted

     
     Books
     

    S. Jain, D.N. Osherson, J.S. Royer and A. Sharma "Systems that Learn: An Introduction to Learning Theory, second edition." : 317.

     
     

    Martin, Eric & Daniel Osherson "Elements of Scientific Inquiry." 

     
     

    S. Jain, D.N. Osherson, J. Royer and A. Sharma "Systems that Learn." 

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    M.Y. Vardi, R.R. Batsell, Spyro Tsvachidis and D.N. Osherson "Eliminating Incoherence from Subjective Estimates of Chance." Proc. 9th Int. Conf. on Knowledge Representation (2002)

     
     Other
     

    A. Sides, D.N. Osherson, N. Bonini and R. Viale "On the reality of the conjunction fallacy." Memory & Cognition (accepted for publication)

     
     

    D.N. Osherson "A Psychologist Looks Hopefully to Logic." Bulletin of Symbolic Logic (Abstracts) (in press)

     
     

    D.N. Osherson, D. Lane, P. Hartley and R. Batsell "Coherent Probabilities From Incoherent Judgment." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 70 (2001) : 3 - 12.

     
     

    E. Martin and D.N. Osherson "Induction by Enumeration." Information and Computation (2001)

     
     

    E. Martin and D.N. Osherson "Scientific Discovery From the Perspective of Hypothesis Acceptance." Philosophy of Science (in press)

     
     

    K. Tentori, D.N. Osherson, L. Hasher and C. May "Wisdom and Aging: Irrational Preferences in College Students But Not Older Adults." Cognition (2001)

     
     

    L.C. Idson, D.H. Krantz, D.N. Osherson and N. Bonini "The Relation Between Probability and Evidence Judgment: An Extension of Support Theory." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty (2001)

     
     

    L.M. Parsons and D.N. Osherson "New Evidence for Distinct Right and Left Brain Systems for Deductive vs Probabilistic Reasoning." Cerebral Cortex, 11 (2001) : 954-965.

     
     

    A. Sides, Y. Lo, J. Rozelle, D.N. Osherson and R. Viale "Evidential Diversity and Premise Probability in Young Children's Inductive Judgment." Developmental Psychology (submitted)

     
     

    E. Martin and D.N. Osherson "Scientific Discovery on Positive Data via Belief Revision." Journal of Philosophical Logic (in press)

     
     

    K. Tentori, D.N. Osherson, L. Hasher and C. May "Biased Choices Due to The Attraction Effect in College Students But Not Older Adults." Cognition (submitted)

     
     

    L.C. Idson, D.H. Krantz, D.N. Osherson and N. Bonini "The Relation Between Probability and Evidence Judgment: An Extension of Support Theory." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty (in press)

     
     

    R. Viale and D.N. Osherson "The Diversity Phenomenon." Foundations of Science, 5(2) (2000)

     
     

    A. Sides, K. Dudziak, D. Wu, Z. Tang and D.N. Osherson "The Conjunction Fallacy Under Betting Instructions." Thinking and Reasoning. (1999, submitted)

     
     

    F. Montagna and D.N. Osherson "Learning to Coordinate: A Recursion Theoretic Perspective." Synthese (1999, in press)

     
     

    J. Rozelle, A. Sides and D.N. Osherson "Evidential Diversity and Premise Probability in Young Children's Inductive Judgment." Child Development (1999, submitted)

     
     

    N. Bonini, D.N. Osherson, R. Viale and T. Williamson "On the Psychology of Vague Predicates." Mind and Language (1999, in press)

     
     

    D.N. Osherson "Discovery." MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (in press)

     
     

    D.N. Osherson, D. Perani, S. Cappa, T. Schnur, F. Grassi, F. Fazio "Distinct Brain Loci in Deductive Versus Probabilistic Reasoning." Neuropsychologia, 36 (1988) : 369-376.

     
     

    L. Macchi, D.N. Osherson and D. Krantz "Superadditive Probability Judgment." Psychological Review (in press)

     
     

    Martin, Eric & Osherson, Daniel "Belief Revision in The Service of Scientific Discovery.." Mathematical Social Sciences, 36 (1998) : 57-68.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "Coherent probabilities from human judgment." Colloquium in the Statistics Department, Rice University.

     
     

    "Coherent probability from human judgment." University of Chicago colloquium, Chicago. (April 2002)

     
     

    "Development of scientific reasoning." Princeton University Colloquium, Princeton NJ. (May 2002)

     
     Other
     

    "Coherent probabilities from incoherent judgment." University of Pennsylvania Cognitive Science Colloquium, U/Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA. (May 2001)

     
     

    "General purpose learning." Institute for Advanced Science Conference on the evolution of language, Princeton NJ. (June 2001)

     
     

    "A Psychologist Looks Hopefully to Logic." Association for Symbolic Logic, European Meeting, Paris. (July 2000)

     
     

    "Coherent judgment." Northwestern University, Evanston IL. (May 2000)

     
     

    "DISTINCT RIGHT AND LEFT BRAIN SYSTEMS SUPPORT DEDUCTIVE AND PROBABILISTIC REASONING." Society for Neuroscience, Miami, Florida. (October, 1999) With Lawrence Parsons and Daniel Osherson

     
     

    "Distinct neural mechanisms for propositional logic and probabilistic reasoning.." Psychonomic Society, Dallas, TX. (November 1998) With M. Lawrence & M. Martinez

     
     

    "The diversity principle and the little scientist hypothesis.." MBR'98, (December 17 1998) With Riccardo Viale

     
    Editorial Positions
     Board of Editors, Information and Computation. Academic Press. (1999 - 1999)

     Editorial Board, Information and Computation. Academic Press. (2000 - 2000)

     Editorial Board, Information and Computation. Elsevier. (2001 - 2001)

     Editorial Board, Current Psychology of Cognition. ADRSC. (2001 - 2001)

     Editorial Board, Current Psychology of Cognition. ADRSC. (2000 - 2000)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Grant request apparently approved, National Science Foundation (1/15/2000 for three years)