Underreliance on mechanistic models: Comment on Ferguson (2015).

  title={Underreliance on mechanistic models: Comment on Ferguson (2015).},
  author={Warren W Tryon},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={71 6},
Ferguson (see record 2015-39598-004) proposed that our overreliance on mechanistic models is responsible for the public’s negative view of psychology. On the contrary, I claim that our explanations do not actually explain because they lack mechanism information and that is why the public has a negative view of psychology. Some of the mechanism information required to move from interpretations to explanations can be found in parallel distributed processing connectionist neural network models of… CONTINUE READING

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