Belief Change

Journal Articles

Anderson, C.A., Lepper, M.R., & Ross, L. (1980). The perseverance of social theories: The role of explanation in the persistence of discredited information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 1037-1049.

Anderson, C.A. (1982). Inoculation and counter-explanation: Debiasing techniques in the perseverance of social theories. Social Cognition, 1, 126-139.

Anderson, C.A. (1983). Abstract and concrete data in the perseverance of social theories: When weak data lead to unshakeable beliefs. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 19, 93-108. 

Anderson, C.A. (1983). Motivational and performance deficits in interpersonal settings: The effect of attributional style. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45, 1136-1147.

Anderson, C.A., & Sechler, E.S. (1986). Effects of explanation and counterexplanation on the development and use of social theories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 24-34.

Anderson, C.A., & Slusher, M.P. (1986). Relocating motivational effects: An examination of the cognition-motivation debate on attributions for success and failure. Social Cognition, 4, 270-292.

Slusher, M.P., & Anderson, C.A. (1987). When reality monitoring fails: The role of imagination in stereotype maintenance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 653-662.

Sherman, R.T., & Anderson, C.A. (1987). Decreasing premature termination from psychotherapy. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 5, 298-312. 

Anderson, C.A., & Kellam, K.L. (1992). Belief perseverance, biased assimilation, and covariation detection: The effects of hypothetical social theories and new data. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18, 555-565. 

Slusher, M.P., & Anderson, C.A. (1996). Using causal persuasive arguments to change beliefs and teach new information: The mediating role of explanation availability and evaluation bias in the acceptance of knowledge. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 110-122.

Krull, D.S., & Anderson, C.A. (1997). The process of explanation. Current Directions, 6, 1-5. 

Anderson, C.A., & Lindsay, J. (1998). The development, perseverance, and change of naive theories. Social Cognition, 16, 8-30.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Ross, L., & Anderson, C.A. (1982). Shortcomings in the attribution process: On the origins and maintenance of erroneous social assessments. In D. Kahneman, P. Slovic, & A. Tversky (Eds.), Judgment under uncertainty: Heuristics and biases (pp. 129-152). New York: Oxford University Press. 

Arnoult, L.H., & Anderson, C.A. (1988). Identifying and reducing causal reasoning biases in clinical practice. In D. Turk & P. Salovey (Eds.), Reasoning, inference, and judgment in clinical psychology: Theory, assessment, and treatment. (pp. 209-232). The Free Press.

Anderson, C.A. (1989). Causal reasoning and belief perseverance. (pp. 115-120). In D.W. Schumann (Ed.), Proceedings of the Society for Consumer Psychology. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee.

Slusher, M.P., & Anderson, C.A. (1989). Belief perseverance and self-defeating behavior. In R. Curtis (Ed.) Self-defeating behaviors: Experimental research clinical impressions, and practical implications. (pp. 11-40). New York: Plenum. 

Dill, J.C., & Anderson, C.A. (in press). Loneliness, shyness, and depression: The etiology and interrelationships of everyday problems in living. Chapter to appear in T. Joiner and J.C. Coyne (Eds.) Recent advances in interpersonal approaches to depression. 

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