Ideology, communication, and polarisation

Ideologically committed minds form the basis of political polarization, but ideologically guided communication can further entrench and exacerbate polarization depending on the structures of ideologies and social network dynamics on which cognition …

Where the truth lies: how sampling implications drive deception without lying

Efficient communication leaves gaps between message and meaning. Interlocutors, by reasoning about how each other reasons, can help to fill these gaps. To the extent that such meta-inference is not calibrated, communication is impaired, raising the …

Stronger evidence isn't always better: A role for social inference in evidence selection and interpretation

A cognitive analysis of deception without lying

Adult regularization of inconsistent input depends on pragmatic factors

Provides evidence that adults regularise linguistic input in part because of pragmatic and social reasoning

Probability matching vs over-regularization in language: Participant behavior depends on their interpretation of the task

Social context effects on the impact of category labels