Social Science Articles

Findlay, S. D., & Thagard, P. (2012). How parts make up wholes. Frontiers in Physiology, 3. Retrieved from

Findlay, S. D., & Thagard, P. (2014). Emotional change in international negotiation:  Analyzing the Camp David accords using cognitive-affective maps. Group Decision and Negotiation, 23, 1281-1300.

Homer-Dixon, T., Maynard, J. L., Mildenberger, M., Milkoreit, M., Mock, S. J., Quilley, S., T. Schröder, and P. Thagard (2013). A complex systems approach to the study of ideology:  Cognitive-affective structures and the dynamics of belief systems. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 1, 337-364.

Homer-Dixon, T., Milkoreit, M., Mock, S. J., Schröder, T., & Thagard, P. (2014). The conceptual structure of social disputes: Cognitive-affective maps as a tool for conflict analysis and resolution. SAGE Open, 4. doi: 10.1177/2158244014526210.

Jiang, M., & Thagard, P. (2014). Creative cognition in social innovation. Creativity Research Journal, 26, 375-388.

Thagard, P. (2006). How to collaborate: Procedural knowledge in the cooperative development of science. Southern Journal of Philosophy, 44 (177-196).

Thagard, P. (2010). EMPATHICA:  A computer support system with visual representations for cognitive-affective mapping. In K. McGregor (Ed.), Proceedings of the workshop on visual reasoning and representation (pp. 79-81). Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press.

Thagard, P. (2010). Explaining economic crises:  Are there collective representations? Episteme, 7, 266-283.

Thagard, P. (2011). The brain is wider than the sky:  Analogy, emotion, and allegory. Metaphor and Symbo, 26, 131–142.

Thagard, P. (2011). Critical thinking and informal logic: Neuropsychological perspectives. Informal Logic, 31, 152-170.

Thagard, P. (2012). Mapping minds across cultures. In R. Sun (Ed.), Grounding social sciences in cognitive sciences (pp. 35-62). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Thagard, P. (2013). Cognitive sciences. In B. Kaldis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of philosophy and the social sciences (Vol. 1, pp. 95-99). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Thagard, P. (2014). The self as a system of multilevel interacting mechanisms. Philosophical Psychology, 27, 145-163.

Thagard, P. (2014). Economic explanations. In M. Lissack & A. Graber (Eds.), Modes of explanation. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Thagard, P. (2015). The cognitive-affective structure of political ideologies. In B. Martinovski (Ed.), Emotion in group decision and negotiation (pp. 51-71). Berlin: Springer.

Thagard, P., & Kroon, F. W. (2006). Emotional consensus in group decision making. Mind & Society, 5, 1-20.

Thagard, P., & Wood, J. V. (2015). Eighty phenomena about the self: Representation, evaluation, regulation, and change. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00334.

Paul Thagard

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

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