Gjersoe, Nathalia and Hood, Bruce, M.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09991221|
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We propose another positive illusion – overconfidence in the generalisability of one’s theory – that fits with McKay & Dennett’s (M&D’s) criteria for adaptive misbeliefs. This illusion is pervasive in adult reasoning but we focus on its prevalence in children’s developing theories. It is a strongly held conviction arising from normal functioning of the doxastic system that confers adaptive advantage on the individual.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 Cambridge University Press|
|Keywords:||belief; delusions; design; evolution; misbelief; positive illusions; religion; self-deception|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
|Depositing User:||Nathalia Gjersoe|
|Date Deposited:||01 Nov 2012 16:42|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2016 20:05|
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