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Probabilistic Reasoning
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Dubey, R., Griffiths, T., & Lombrozo, T. (preprint). If it’s important, then I’m curious: Increasing perceived usefulness stimulates curiosity. (link)
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Battleday, R. M., & Griffiths, T. L. (preprint). Analogy as nonparametric Bayesian inference over relational systems. (link)
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Hardy, M., & Griffiths, T. L. (preprint). Demonstrating the impact of prior knowledge in risky choice. (link)
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Jansen, R.A., Rafferty, A.N., & Griffiths, T.L. (in press) A rational model of the Dunning–Kruger effect supports insensitivity to evidence in low performers. Nature Human Behavior. (pdf)
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Krafft, P. M., Shmueli, E., Griffiths, T. L., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Pentland, A. (in press). Bayesian collective learning emerges from heuristic social learning. Cognition. (pdf)
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Gates, V., Callaway, F., Ho, M. K., Griffiths, T. (2021). A rational model of people's inferences about others' preferences based on response times. Cognition, 217, 104885. (pdf)
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Wilson, S., Arora, S., Zhang, Q., & Griffiths, T.L. (2021). A rational account of anchor effects in hindsight bias. Proceedings of the 43th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Dubey, R., & Griffths, T.L. (2020). Understanding exploration in humans and machines by formalizing the function of curiosity. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 35, 118-124. (pdf)
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Jansen, R. A., Rafferty, A. N., & Griffiths, T. L. (2020). A rational model of sequential self-assessment. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Jerfel, G., Grant, E. L., Griffiths, T. L., & Heller, K. (2019). Reconciling meta-learning and continual learning with online mixtures of tasks. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. (pdf)
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Hsu, A. S., Martin, J. B., Sanborn, A. N., & Griffiths, T. L. (2019). Identifying category representations for complex stimuli using discrete Markov chain Monte Carlo with people. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 1706-1716. (pdf)
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Ho, M. K., Korman, J., & Griffiths, T. L. (2019). The computational structure of unintentional meaning. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., Daniels, D., Austerweil, J. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2018). Subjective randomness as statistical inference. Cognitive Psychology, 103, 85-109. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Griffiths, T. L., Huys, Q. J. M., & Goodman, N. D. (2018). Empirical evidence for resource-rational anchoring and adjustment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 775-784. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Griffiths, T. L., Huys, Q. J. M., & Goodman, N. D. (2018). The anchoring bias reflects rational use of cognitive resources. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 322-349. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Griffiths, T. L., & Hsu, M (2018). Over-representation of extreme events in decision making reflects rational use of cognitive resources. Psychological Review, 125(1), 1-32. (pdf)
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Grant, E., Finn, C., Levine, S., Darrell, T., & Griffiths, T. L. (2018). Recasting gradient-based meta-learning as hierarchical Bayes. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR). (pdf)
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Gates, M. A., Veuthey, T. L., Tessler, M. H., Smith, K. A., Gerstenberg, T., Bayet, L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2018). Tiptoeing around it: Inference from absence in potentially offensive speech. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). Strategy selection as rational metareasoning. Psychological Review, 124(6), 762-794. (pdf)
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Fisac, J. F., Gates, M. A., Hamrick, J. B., Liu, C., Hadfield-Menell, D., Palaniappan, M., Malik, D., Sastry, S. S., Griffiths, T. L., & Dragan, A. D. (2017). Pragmatic-Pedagogic Value Alignment. International Symposium on Robotics Research. (pdf)
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Meng, Y., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2017). Inferring intentional agents from violation of randomness. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Dubey, R., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017). A rational analysis of curiosity. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Milli, S., Lieder, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2017) When does bounded-optimal metareasoning favor few cognitive systems? Proceedings of the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (pdf)
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Hamrick, J. B., Battaglia, P. W., Griffiths, T. L., Tenenbaum, J. B. (2016). Inferring mass in complex scenes by mental simulation. Cognition, 157, 61-76. (pdf)
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Ruggeri, A., Lombrozo, T., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2016). Sources of developmental change in the efficiency of information search. Developmental Psychology, 52, 2159-2173. (pdf)
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Hsu, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). Sampling assumptions affect use of indirect negative evidence in language learning PLOS One, 11(6). (pdf)
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Eaves Jr, B. S., Feldman, N. H., Griffiths, T. L., & Shafto, P. (2016). Infant-directed speech is consistent with teaching. Psychological Review (pdf)
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Fisac, J. F., Liu, C., Hamrick, J. B., Sastry, S., Hedrick, J. K., Griffiths, T. L., & Dragan, A. D. (2016). Generating plans that predict themselves. In Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 2016). (pdf)
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O'Grady, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2016). Do simple probability judgements rely on integer approximation? Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Suchow, J. W., & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). Deciding to remember: Memory maintenance as a Markov Decision Process. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Liu, C., Hamrick, J. B., Fisac, J. F., Dragan, A. D, Hendrick, J. K., Sastry, S. S, & Griffiths, T. L. (2016). Goal inference improves objective and perceived performance in human-robot collaboration. Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems. (pdf)
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Hu, J., Lucas, C. G., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2015). Preschoolers' understanding of graded preferences. Cognitive Development, 36, 93-102. (pdf)
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Rafferty, A. N., LaMar, M. M., & Griffiths, T. L. (2015). Inferring learners' knowledge from their actions. Cognitive Science, 39, 584-618. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L. (2015). Revealing ontological commitments by magic. Cognition, 136, 43-48. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., & Griffiths, T. L. (2015). When to use which heuristic: A rational solution to the strategy selection problem. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Sim, Z., Hu, J. C., & Griffiths, T. L. (2015). Children and adults differ in their strategies for social learning. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Bonawitz, E., Denison, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Gopnik, A. (2014). Probabilistic models, learning algorithms, and response variability: Sampling in cognitive development. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18, 497-500. (pdf)
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Vul, E., Goodman, N. D., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). One and done? Optimal decisions from very few samples. Cognitive Science, 38, 599-637. (pdf)
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Lucas, C. G., Griffiths, T. L., Xu, F., Fawcett, C., Gopnik, A., Kushnir, T., Markson, L., & Hu, J. (2014). The child as econometrician: A rational model of preference understanding in children. PLOS One, 9(3), e92160. (pdf)
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Shafto, P., Goodman, N. D., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). A rational account of pedagogical reasoning: Teaching by, and learning from, examples. Cognitive Psychology, 71, 55-89. (pdf)
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Bertolero, M. A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). Is holism a problem for inductive inference? A computational analysis. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). What to simulate? Inferring the right direction for mental rotation. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Hsu, M., & Griffiths, T. L. (2014). The high availability of extreme events serves resource-rational decision-making. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Williams, J. J., & Griffiths, T. L. (2013). Why are people bad at detecting randomness? A statistical argument. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 39, 1473-1490. (pdf)
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Schlerf, J., Xu, J., Klemfuss, N., Griffiths, T. L., & Ivry, R. B. (2013). Individuals with cerebellar degeneration show similar adaptation deficits with large and small visuomotor errors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109, 1164-1173. (pdf)
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Abbott, J. T., Hamrick, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2013). Approximating Bayesian inference with a sparse distributed memory system. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Whalen, A., Buchsbaum, D., & Griffiths, T. L. (2013). How do you know that? Sensitivity to statistical dependency in social learning. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Pacer, M., Williams, J., Xi, C., Lombrozo, T., & Griffiths, T. L. (2013). Evaluating computational models of explanation using human judgments. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. (pdf)
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Lieder, F., Griffiths, T. L., & Goodman, N. D. (2012). Burn-in, bias, and the rationality of anchoring. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 25. (pdf)
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Little, D., Lewandowsky, S., & Griffiths, T. L. (2012). A Bayesian model of rule induction in Raven's progressive matrices. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2011). Predicting the future as Bayesian inference: People combine prior knowledge with observations when estimating duration and extent. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140, 725-743. (pdf)
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Abbott, J. T., Heller, K. A., Ghahramani, Z., & Griffiths, T. L. (2011). Testing a Bayesian measure of representativeness using a large image database. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 24. (pdf)
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Austerweil, J. L., & Griffiths, T. L. (2011). Seeking confirmation is rational for deterministic hypotheses. Cognitive Science, 35, 499-526. (pdf)
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Rafferty, A. N., Brunskill, E. B., Griffiths, T. L., & Shafto, P. (2011). Faster teaching by POMDP planning. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2011). (pdf)
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Waisman, A. S., Lucas, C. G., Griffiths, T. L., & Jacobs, L. F. (2011). A Bayesian model of navigation in squirrels. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Shi, L., Griffiths, T. L., Feldman, N. H., & Sanborn, A. N. (2010). Exemplar models as a mechanism for performing Bayesian inference. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17 (4), 443-464. (pdf)
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Hsu, A., Griffiths, T. L., & Schreiber, E. (2010). Subjective randomness and natural scene statistics. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 624-629. (pdf)
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Sanborn, A. N., Griffiths, T. L., & Shiffrin, R. (2010). Uncovering mental representations with Markov chain Monte Carlo. Cognitive Psychology, 60, 63-106. (pdf)
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Bonawitz, E. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2010). Deconfounding hypothesis generation and evaluation in Bayesian models. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Denison, S., Bonawitz, E. B., Gopnik, A., & Griffiths, T. L. (2010). Preschoolers sample from probability distributions. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Shi, L., & Griffiths, T. L. (2009). Neural implementation of hierarchical Bayesian inference by importance sampling. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22. (pdf)
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Lewandowsky, S., Griffiths, T. L., & Kalish, M. L. (2009). The wisdom of individuals: Exploring peoples knowledge about everyday events using iterated learning. Cognitive Science, 33, 969-998. (pdf)
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Lucas, C., Griffiths, T. L., Xu, F., & Fawcett, C. (2009). A rational model of preference learning and choice prediction by children. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 21. (pdf)
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Vul, E., Goodman, N. D., Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2009). One and done? Optimal decisions from very few samples. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Austerweil, J., & Griffiths, T. L. (2008). A rational analysis of confirmation with deterministic hypotheses. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Williams, J. J., & Griffiths, T. L. (2008). Why are people bad at detecting randomness? Because it is hard. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2007). From mere coincidences to meaningful discoveries. Cognition, 103, 180-226. (pdf)
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Schreiber, E., & Griffiths, T. L. (2007) Subjective randomness and natural scene statistics. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2006). Optimal predictions in everyday cognition. Psychological Science, 17, 767-773. (pdf) (article in The Economist)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2006). Statistics and the Bayesian mind. Significance, 3, 130-133. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2004). From algorithmic to subjective randomness. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16. (pdf) (winner of the Best Student Paper prize)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2003). Probability, algorithmic complexity, and subjective randomness. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2001). Randomness and coincidences: Reconciling intuition and probability theory. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Tenenbaum, J. B., & Griffiths, T. L. (2001). The rational basis of representativeness. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)
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Griffiths, T. L., & Tenenbaum, J. B. (2000). Teacakes, trains, toxins, and taxicabs: A Bayesian account of predicting the future. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pdf)

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