This research area investigates how people develop different representations and alternative explanations of events with political or legal relevance. Particular attention is paid to reasoning and counterfactual communication ("If ... then ..."), and to the conditions that can favor a removal of people from a complete and faithful analysis of events, to prefer explanations consistent with their own worldview.
Ongoing Research Projects:
- Counterfactuals & Conspiracy – Motivations and If Only Thoughts Underlying the Endorsement of Conspiracy Theories
- Hindsight Bias & Vote – Motivations and Thoughts Underlying Hindsight Bias