Hugo Mercier

University of Neuchatel

Espace Louis Agassiz 1

Neuchâtel, 2000

Switzerland

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1.

Reasoning is for Arguing: Understanding the Successes and Failures of Deliberation

Political Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2011
Hugo Mercier and Helene E. Landemore
University of Neuchatel and Yale University
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deliberation, deliberative democracy, group decision making, reasoning, argumentation

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What Good is Moral Reasoning?

Mind & Society, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2011
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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Moral Reasoning, Argumentation, Group Decision Making, Moral Change

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On the Universality of Argumentative Reasoning

Journal of Cognition and Culture, Vol. 11, pp. 85–113, 2011,
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2011
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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Argumentation, Reasoning, Cross-cultural differences, Dual-process theory, Contradiction

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‘Talking it Out’: Deliberation with Others Versus Deliberation Within

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2011
Helene E. Landemore and Hugo Mercier
Yale University and University of Neuchatel
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deliberation, reason, evolutionary psychology, deliberative democracy, arguing, argumentation, polarization

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Reasoning as a Social Competence

COLLECTIVE WISDOM, H. Landemore and J. Elster, eds., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Jun 2011
Dan Sperber and Hugo Mercier
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Neuchatel
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reasoning, group reasoning, social processes, evolution

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Intuitive and Reflective Inferences

IN TWO MINDS: DUAL PROCESSES AND BEYOND, Jonathan Evans and Keith Frankish, eds., Oxford University Press, April 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Jun 2011
Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
University of Neuchatel and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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reasoning, dual process models, intuitive inference, reflective inference

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Reasoning Serves Argumentation in Children

Cognitive Development, Vol. 26, No.3, pp. 177–191, 2011,
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2011
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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Reasoning, Argumentation, Group reasoning, Collaborative learning, Confirmation bias.

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Our Pigheaded Core: How We Became Smarter to Be Influenced by Other People

SIGNALING, COMMITMENT, AND EMOTION Brett Calcott, Richard Joyce, & Kim Sterelny, eds., MIT Press, 2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Jun 2011
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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gullibility, influence, evolution, epistemic vigilance

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When Experts Argue: Explaining the Best and the Worst of Reasoning

Argumentation, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 313-327, 2011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Sep 2011
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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Argumentation, Reasoning, Expertise, Group decision making

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Evaluating Arguments from the Reaction of the Audience

Thinking and Reasoning, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Hugo Mercier and Brent Strickland
University of Neuchatel and Yale University - Department of Psychology
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argument evaluation, argumentation, audience, social clues

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Scientists' Argumentative Reasoning

Topoi, DOI 10.1007/s11245-013-9217-4
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Hugo Mercier and Christophe Heintz
University of Neuchatel and Central European University (CEU)
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Science, Reasoning, Argumentation

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Arguments, More than Confidence, Explain the Good Performance of Reasoning Groups

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 May 2014 Last Revised: 08 May 2014
Emmanuel Trouche, Emmanuel Sander and Hugo Mercier
University of Lyon 1 - Laboratoire Sur Le Langage, Le Cerveau Et La Cognition (L2C2), University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis and University of Neuchatel
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group reasoning, intellective tasks, argumentation, confidence, problem solving

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Do Easterners and Westerners Treat Contradiction Differently?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
University of Neuchatel, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), East China Normal University (ECNU) and CNRS
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Culture, Reasoning, Contradiction, Dialecticism, Replication

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Early Sensitivity to Arguments: How Preschoolers Weight Circular Arguments

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Nov 2013
University of Neuchatel, University of Neuchatel and University of Neuchatel
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Argumentation, Testimony, Circular Arguments, Reasoning, Preschoolers

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Experts and Laymen Grossly Underestimate the Benefits of Argumentation for Reasoning

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Oct 2014
University of Neuchatel, University of Lyon 1 - Laboratoire Sur Le Langage, Le Cerveau Et La Cognition (L2C2), Osaka City University, Central European University (CEU) and Università IUAV di Venezia
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Reasoning, group problem solving, argumentation, intuitions about argumentation

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The Social Functions of Explicit Coherence Evaluation

Mind & Society, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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dual process, coherence, epistemic vigilance, social mind

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Universal Cognitive Mechanisms Explain the Cultural Success of Bloodletting

Evolution and Human Behavior, 2015 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 06 Feb 2015
Helena Miton, Nicolas Claidière and Hugo Mercier
Université Lyon 2/CNRS, Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive - CNRS and University of Neuchatel
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Bloodletting; Cultural attraction; Transmission chains; Medical anthropology

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Is the Use of Averaging in Advice Taking Modulated by Culture?

Journal of Cognition and Culture, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 May 2012
University of Neuchatel, Osaka City University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and CNRS
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advice, culture, averaging

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The Function of Reasoning: Argumentative and Pragmatic Alternatives

Thinking and Reasoning, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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argumentative theory, Pragmatic theory, function, deliberation

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Recording and Explaining Cultural Differences in Argumentation

Journal of Cognition and Culture, 13 (2013) 403–411,
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Hugo Mercier
University of Neuchatel
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argumentation, reasoning, cultural differences, motivation, deduction

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An Evolutionary Approach to Emotional Communication

Journal of Pragmatics, 2013, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Ecole Normale Superiéure (ENS), University of Neuchatel and University of Edinburgh
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Evolution; Ostensive communication; Non-ostensive communication; Emotional signals; Vigilance

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The Place of Evolved Cognition in Scientific Thinking

Religion, Brain & Behavior, DOI:10.1080/2153599X.2013.767036 (2013)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 29 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2014
Hugo Mercier and Christophe Heintz
University of Neuchatel and Central European University (CEU)
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Self-Serving Biases and Public Justifications in Trust Games

Synthese, DOI 10.1007/s11229-012-0192-x
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Cristina Bicchieri and Hugo Mercier
University of Pennsylvania and University of Neuchatel
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Social norms, Trust game, Self-serving bias, Equality, Reciprocity, Public justification

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The Influence of Power and Reason on Young Maya Children's Endorsement of Testimony

Developmental Science, (2015), pp 1-10 DOI: 10.1111/desc.12336
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Sep 2015
University of Neuchatel, University of Neuchatel, CNRS and University of Neuchatel
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Reasoning, Power, Testimony, Traditional cultures

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Bias Neglect: A Blind Spot in the Evaluation of Scientific Results

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Brent Strickland and Hugo Mercier
Yale University - Department of Psychology and University of Neuchatel
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Experimenter bias, scientific reasoning, decision making, epistemic vigilance

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Wishful Thinking in Preschoolers

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 141 (2016) 267-274
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2015
University of Neuchatel, University of Neuchatel and University of Neuchatel
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The Selective Laziness of Reasoning

Cognitive Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Oct 2015
University of Lyon 1 - Laboratoire Sur Le Langage, Le Cerveau Et La Cognition (L2C2), Lund University - Cognitive Science, Lund University - Cognitive Science and University of Neuchatel
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Reasoning; argumentation; choice blindness; belief bias.

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Why Do Humans Reason? Arguments for an Argumentative Theory

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 57-74, 2011
Posted: 28 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2011
Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
University of Neuchatel and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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argumentation, confirmation bias, decision making, dual process theory, evolutionary psychology, motivated reasoning, reason-based choice, reasoning