Ruth Byrne

Publications in the past five years

Publications
Publications in the past five years

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Books

Byrne, R.M.J. (2005). The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality. Cambridge, M.A.: MIT Press.
 

Journal Articles

Espino, O., Santamaria, C. & Byrne, R.M.J. (In press). People think about what is true, not what is false. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Moreno-Rios, S., Garcia-Madruga, J. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2008). Semifactual 'even if' reasoning, Acta Psychologica, 128, 197 – 209

Byrne, R.M.J., (2007). Precis of The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30, 2007, 439 – 453

Byrne, R.M.J., (2007). The rational imagination and other possibilities: Author's response, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30, 2007, 470 – 480

Walsh, C.R. and Byrne, R.M.J., (2007). The effects of reasons for acting on counterfactual thinking., Thinking and Reasoning, 13, 461 – 483

McEleney, A. and Byrne, R.M.J. (2006). Spontaneous causal and counterfactual thoughts. Thinking and Reasoning. 12, 235-255

Santamaria, C., Espino, O. and Byrne, R.M.J. (2005). Counterfactual and semifactual conditionals prime alternative possibilities. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. 31, 1149 - 1154

Walsh, C.R. and Byrne, R.M.J. (2004). Counterfactual thinking: the temporal order effect. Memory & Cognition, 32,  369-378. (PDF)

Byrne, R.M.J. & Egan, S.M. (2004). Counterfactual and Prefactual Conditionals. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58, 113-120  byrneandegan2004.pdf

 

Quelhas, A. C. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2003). Reasoning with deontic and counterfactual conditionals. Thinking and Reasoning, 9, 43 -66.  (PDF)

 

Byrne, R.M.J. (2002). Mental models and counterfactual thoughts about what might have been. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 6, 10, 426-431 (PDF)

 

Johnson-Laird, P.N. and Byrne, R.M.J.  (2002) Conditionals: a theory of meaning, pragmatics, and inference.  Psychological Review. 109, 646-678.(PDF)

 

Segura, S. Fernandez-Berrocal, P. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2002).  Temporal and causal order effects in counterfactual thinking. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 55, 1295-1305.(PDF)

 

Thompson, V. and Byrne, R.M.J. (2002).  Reasoning about things that didn't happen. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 28, 1154-1170.(PDF)

 

McCloy, R. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2002).  Semifactual "Even If" Thinking. Thinking & Reasoning, 8,  41-67. (PDF)

 

 

Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

 

Byrne, R.M.J. & Girotto, V. (In press). ‘Cognitive processes in counterfactual thinking' In K. Markman & W. Klein (eds), Handbook of the human imagination Hove, Psychology Press.

Byrne, R.M.J. & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (In press). 'Conditionals and Possibilities' In M. Oaksford (ed), Conditionals. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Byrne, R.M.J. (2007). Whether, although and other conditional connectives' in, editor(s)W. Schaeken, Vandierendonck, A., Schroyens, W., and d'Ydewalle, G. , The Mental Models Theory of Reasoning: Refinements and Extensions, Mahwah: New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp53 – 62.

Walsh, C.R. and Byrne, R.M.J. (2005). The mental representation of what might have been. In D.R. Mandel, D.J.Hilton, and P. Catellani (Eds.) , The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking, London, Routledge.

Cowley, M. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2005). When falsification is the only path to truth, 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2005, edited by Bara, B.G., Barsalou, L. & Bucciarelli, M. , Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp512 – 517

Meehan, J.E. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2005). Children's counterfactual thinking: the temporal order effect, 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, edited by Bara, B.G., Barsalou, L. & Bucciarelli, M. , Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp1467 - 1473

Byrne, R.M.J. & Walsh, C.R. (2005). Resolving contradictions. In Johnson-Laird, P.N. & Girotto, V. (Eds). The shape of reason: essays in honour of Paolo Legrenzi Hove: Psychology Press. 91-106.

Cowley, M., & Byrne, R. M. J. (2004). Chess Masters' Hypothesis Testing. Proceedings of the Twenty- Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. K. D. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Rogers (Eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Byrne, R.M.J. & Walsh, C.R. (2002). Contradictions and counterfactuals: Generating belief revisions in conditional inference. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Walsh, C.R. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2001). A computational model of counterfactual thinking: The temporal order effect. In J.D. Moore & K. Stenning (Eds.) Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (pp. 1078 - 1083).

Espino, O. Santamaria, C. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2001). Supresion de inferencias en condicionales. In Fernandez Berrocal, P. and Santamaria, C. (Eds). Manual practico de psicologia del pensamiento. (Pp. 37-49). Barcelona: Ariel.

Byrne, R.M.J., and McEleney, A. (2000). Effetto dell’azione nel pensiero controfattuale: una teoria basata sui modelli mentali. In Cherubini, P., Giaretta, Pierdaniele, Mazzocco, A. (Eds). Ragionamento: Psicologia e logica. (pp 283-291.) Firenze: Giunti.

McEleney, A. & Byrne, R. M. J. (2000). Counterfactual thinking and causal explanation. In García-Madruga, J., Carriedo, N. & González-Labra, M. J.. Mental Models in Reasoning. (pp. 301-314). Madrid: UNED.

Quelhas, C. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2000). Latencies to understand and reasoning from counterfactual conditionals. In J. A. Garcia Madruga (Ed). Mental models and reasoning. (pp 315-326). Madrid: UNED.

Segura, S., Berrocal, P. & Byrne, R.M.J. (2000). Temporal and causal relations in counterfactual thinking. In J. A. Garcia Madruga (Ed). Mental models and reasoning. . (pp 327-336)  Madrid: UNED
 

 

Last Updated: 21-09-2007