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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Steven Sloman

Steven Sloman is a Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University where he has worked since 1992. He did his Ph.D. in Psychology at Stanford University from 1986-1990 and then did post-doctoral research for two years at the University of Michigan. Steven is a cognitive scientist who studies how people think. He has studied how our habits of thought influence the way we see the world, how the different systems that constitute thought interact to produce conclusions, conflict, and conversation, and how our construal of how the world works influences how we evaluate events and decide what actions to take. In 2005, he published the book "Causal Models: How We Think About the World and Its Alternatives" with Oxford University Press. His recent book with Phil Fernbach, "The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone," is now on sale. He lives with his wife in Providence, Rhode Island. His two children have flown the coop.

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The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
Science / Medicine / Technology
Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House
March 2017
ISBN 9780399184352
Hardcover, 304 pages
$28.00, INSTOCK
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"The Knowledge Illusion is filled with insights on how we should deal with our individual ignorance and collective wisdom. More/less

Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives
Science / Medicine / Technology
April 2009
ISBN 9780195394290
Paperback, 224 pages
$18.95, INSTOCK
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Human beings are active agents who can think. To understand how thought serves action requires understanding how people conceive of the relation between cause and effect, between action and outcome. More/less

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