- Title Pages
- To my ultimate causes: Linda, Sabina, Leila
- 1 Agency and the Role of Causation in Mental Life
- 2 The Information Is in the Invariants
- 3 What Is a Cause?
- 4 Causal Models
- 5 Observation Versus Action
- II Evidence and Application
- 6 Reasoning About Causation
- 7 Decision Making via Causal Consequences
- 8 The Psychology of Judgment: Causality Is Pervasive
- 9 Causality and Conceptual Structure
- 10 Categorical Induction
- 11 Locating Causal Structure in Language
- 12 Causal Learning
- 13 Conclusion: Causation in the Mind
- 1. Agency and the Role of Causation in Mental Life
- 2. The Information Is in the Invariants
- 3. What Is a Cause?
- 4. Causal Models
- 5. Observation Versus Action
- 6. Reasoning About Causation
- 7. Decision Making via Causal Consequences
- 8. The Psychology of Judgment
- 9. Causality and Conceptual Structure
- 10. Categorical Induction
- 11. Locating Causal Structure in Language
- 12. Causal Learning
- 13. Conclusion: Causation in the Mind
- (p.154) 12 Causal Learning
- Causal Models
- Oxford University Press
This chapter offers a selection of theories of causal learning. Some of the theories come out of psychology, while others come out of rational analyses of causal learning. All tend to focus on how people use correlations — information about which events go together — to figure out what is causing what. A number of other, supporting pieces of information about what causes what — a number of other cues to causal structure — that people are responsive to are described. The costs and benefits of allowing learners to actively intervene on the system they are learning are discussed.
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