Dr Julie Chow
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Julie Chow

School of Psychology

My research examines how people learn about cause and effect relationships, and how differences in what is inferred when presented with identical information may result in disparate beliefs. This is pertinent when determining how people come to form strong pseudoscientific beliefs about ineffective treatments. Causal illusions are thought to be important for understanding the development of pseudoscientific beliefs, and importantly provides insight into how people learn in a variable environment.

  • Journal articles | 2019
    Chow JYL; Colagiuri B; Livesey EJ, 2019, 'Bridging the divide between causal illusions in the laboratory and the real world: the effects of outcome density with a variable continuous outcome', Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, vol. 4, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41235-018-0149-9