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Scripts, plans, goals and understanding: an inquiry into human knowledge structures
For both people and machines, each in their own way, there is a serious problem in common of making sense out of what they hear, see, or are told about the world. The conceptual apparatus necessaryExpand
Psychological status of the script concept.
Suggests that there has been growing interest within several subfields of psychology in the schematic nature of mental representations of real-world objects and events. One simple form of schema isExpand
Statistics As Principled Argument
Contents: Preface. Abelson's Laws. Making Claims With Statistics. Elementary Arguments and the Role of Chance. Magnitude of Effects. Styles of Rhetoric. On Suspecting Fishiness. Articulation ofExpand
Differences Between Belief and Knowledge Systems
  • R. Abelson
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cogn. Sci.
  • 1 October 1979
Seven features which in practice seem to differentiate belief systems from knowledge systems are discussed. These are: nonconsensuality, “existence beliefs” alternative worlds, evaluative components,Expand
A Variance Explanation Paradox : When a Little is a Lot
Concerning a single major league at bat, the percentage of variance in batting performance attributable to skill differentials among major league baseball players can be calculated statistically. TheExpand
Knowledge and Memory: The Real Story
In this essay, we argue that stories about one's experiences, and the experiences of others, are the fundamental constituents of human memory, knowledge, and social communication. This argumentExpand