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Counterfactual promises and threats
(Cognitive Science Society, 2004)
We examine counterfactual conditionals about promises, such as ‘if you had tidied your room then I would have given you ice-cream’ and threats such as ‘if you had hit your sister then I would have grounded you’. Reasoners ...
Counterfactual ‘only if ’ conditionals
(Cognitive Science Society, 2003)
People understand a conditional, 'if A then B', such as 'if Peg went swimming then she felt well' by keeping in mind only true possibilities, e.g., A and B, not-A and not-B, not-A and B (Johnson-Laird & Byrne, 2002). ...
How we undo the past: counterfactual thinking about enablers
(PSI [Psychological Society of Ireland], 2010)