José Antonio Ruiz-BallesterosUniversity of Granada | UGR · Developmental and Educational Psychology department
José Antonio Ruiz-Ballesteros
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Citations since 2016
3 Research Items
Thinking about counterfactual conditionals such as “if she had not painted the sheet of paper, it would have been blank” requires us to consider what is conjectured (She did not paint and the sheet was blank) and what actually happened (She painted and the sheet was not blank). In two experiments with adults (Study 1) and schoolchildren from 7 to 1...
The present research evaluates how people integrate factual "if then" and semifactual "even if" conditional premises in an inference task. The theory of mental models establishes that semifactual statements are represented by two mental models with different epistemic status: "A & B" is conjectured and "not-A & B" is presupposed. However, following...
In this research, we investigate whether semifactual conditionals such as even if there had been an A, there would have been a B are understood by thinking initially of the antecedent A, as was found with factual conditionals. The inherent directionality hypothesis assumes that for the comprehension of most relational statements, a presuppositional...