Belief Perseverance & Change


Journal Articles

Anderson, C.A., Lepper, M.R., & Ross, L. (1980). The perseverance of social theories: The role of explanation in the persistence of discredited information . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 1037-1049.

Anderson, C.A. (1982). Inoculation and counter-explanation: Debiasing techniques in the perseverance of social theories . Social Cognition, 1, 126-139.

Anderson, C.A. (1983). Abstract and concrete data in the perseverance of social theories: When weak data lead to unshakeable beliefs . Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 19, 93-108.

Anderson, C.A., Horowitz, L.M., & French, R. (1983). Attributional style of lonely and depressed people . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45, 127-136. 

Anderson, C.A., New, B.L., & Speer, J.R. (1985). Argument availability as a mediator of social theory perseverance . Social Cognition, 3, 235-249. 

Anderson, C.A., & Sechler, E.S. (1986). Effects of explanation and counterexplanation on the development and use of social theories . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 24-34.

Anderson, C.A., & Slusher, M.P. (1986). Relocating motivational effects: An examination of the cognition-motivation debate on attributions for success and failure . Social Cognition, 4, 270-292.

Slusher, M.P., & Anderson, C.A. (1987). When reality monitoring fails: The role of imagination in stereotype maintenance . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 653-662.

Sherman, R.T., & Anderson, C.A. (1987). Decreasing premature termination from psychotherapy. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 5, 298-312.

Anderson, C.A., & Kellam, K.L. (1992). Belief perseverance, biased assimilation, and covariation detection: The effects of hypothetical social theories and new data . Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18, 555-565.

Sedikides, C., & Anderson, C.A. (1992). Causal explanations of defection: A knowledge structure approach . Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18, 420-429. 

Sedikides, C., & Anderson, C.A. (1994). Causal perceptions of inter-trait relations: The glue that holds person types together . Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 294-302.

Anderson, C.A. (1995). Implicit theories in broad perspective . Psychological Inquiry, 6, 286-290.

Anderson, C.A. (1995). Implicit personality theories and empirical data: Biased assimilation, belief perseverance and change, and covariation detection sensitivity . Social Cognition, 13, 25-48. 

Slusher, M.P., & Anderson, C.A. (1996). Using causal persuasive arguments to change beliefs and teach new information: The mediating role of explanation availability and evaluation bias in the acceptance of knowledge . Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 110-122.

Krull, D.S., & Anderson, C.A. (1997). The process of explanation . Current Directions, 6, 1-5.

Anderson, C.A., & Lindsay, J. (1998). The development, perseverance, and change of naive theories . Social Cognition, 16, 8-30.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Ross, L., & Anderson, C.A. (1982). Shortcomings in the attribution process: On the origins and maintenance of erroneous social assessments . In D. Kahneman, P. Slovic, & A. Tversky (Eds.), Judgment under uncertainty: Heuristics and biases (pp. 129-152). New York: Oxford University Press.

Arnoult, L.H., & Anderson, C.A. (1988). Identifying and reducing causal reasoning biases in clinical practice . In D. Turk & P. Salovey (Eds.), Reasoning, inference, and judgment in clinical psychology: Theory, assessment, and treatment. (pp. 209-232). The Free Press.

Anderson, C.A. (1989). Causal reasoning and belief perseverance . (pp. 115-120). In D.W. Schumann (Ed.), Proceedings of the Society for Consumer Psychology. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee.

Slusher, M.P., & Anderson, C.A. (1989). Belief perseverance and self-defeating behavior . In R. Curtis (Ed.) Self-defeating behaviors: Experimental research clinical impressions, and practical implications. (pp. 11-40). New York: Plenum. 

Anderson, C.A., Krull, D. S., & Weiner, B. (1996). Explanations: Processes and consequences . Chapter in E.T. Higgins & A.W. Kruglanski (Eds.). Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles. (pp. 271-296). NY: Guilford Press.

Dill, J.C., & Anderson, C.A. (1999). Loneliness, shyness, and depression: The etiology and interrelationships of everyday problems in living. (pp. 93-125). Chapter in T. Joiner and J.C. Coyne (Eds.) The interactional nature of depression: Advances in interpersonal approaches. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Anderson, C.A. (2007). Belief perseverance. In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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