Raymond S. Nickerson
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Raymond S. Nickerson

Raymond S. Nickerson is an American psychologist and author. He is Research Professor at the Tufts University in the Psychology Department. He has authored several books and is the founding editor of The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.[1]

Among the topics he has written about are confirmation bias and the boy or girl paradox.


Selected works

  • 1996. "Hempel's Paradox and Wason's Selection Task: Logical and Psychological Puzzles of Confirmation," Thinking and Reasoning 2, 1-31
  • 1998. "Confirmation Bias: A Ubiquitous Phenomenon in Many Guises," Review of General Psychology vol. 2, no. 2, 175-220
  • 2009, with F. S. Butler & M. Carlin. "Empathy and Knowledge Projection," in Decety & Ickes (Eds.), Social Neuroscience of Empathy (pp. 43-56). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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