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The bidirectional relationship between source characteristics and message content

The bidirectional relationship between source characteristics and message content

Collins, Peter ORCID: 0000-0003-4831-2524, Hahn, Ulrike, von Gerber, Ylva and Olsson, Erik J. (2015) The bidirectional relationship between source characteristics and message content. In: 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015): Mind, Technology, and Society. Cognitive Science Society, Austin, USA, pp. 423-428. ISBN 978-1510809550

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Abstract

Much of what we believe to know, we know through the testimony of others (Coady, 1994). Whether the resultant beliefs constitute knowledge or erroneous beliefs consequently rests directly on the reliability of our sources. While there has been long-standing evidence that people are sensitive to source characteristics, for example in the context of persuasion, exploration of the wider implications of source reliability considerations for the nature of our beliefs has begun only fairly recently. Likewise, much remains to be established concerning what factors influence source reliability. In this paper, we examine, both theoretically and empirically, the implications of using message content as a cue to source reliability

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2015): Mind, Technology, and Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: evidence, argument, source reliability, epistemology, Bayesian models
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28098

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