Tobias Gerstenberg

Education

  • Assistant Professor in Psychology, 2018

    Stanford University

  • Postdoc, 2013-2018

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • PhD in Cognitive Science, 2013

    University College London

  • MSc in Cognitive Science, 2008

    University College London

  • Vordiplom in Psychology, 2007

    Humboldt University Berlin

You can see me in action here at an invited symposium on causation at SPP2016.

Publications


(submitted). Expectations affect physical causation judgments.

(submitted). Causal responsibility and robust causation.

(submitted). Intervening in time.

(in press). Time in causal structure learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

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(2018). Intuitive experimentation in the physical world. Cognitive Psychology.

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(2018). Lucky or clever? From expectations to responsibility judgments. Cognition.

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(2018). What's fair? How children assign reward to members of teams with differing causal structures. Cognition.

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(2018). Judgments of actual causation approximate the effectiveness of interventions. PsyArXiv.

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(2018). Tiptoeing around it: Inference from absence in potentially offensive speech. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2018). What happened? Reconstructing the past from vision and sound. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2017). Eye-tracking causality. Psychological Science.

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(2017). Causal learning from interventions and dynamics in continuous time. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2017). Causation in legal and moral reasoning. Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning.

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(2017). Faulty towers: A hypothetical simulation model of physical support. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2017). Intuitive Theories. Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning.

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(2017). Marbles in inaction: Counterfactual simulation and causation by omission. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2017). Physical problem solving: Joint planning with symbolic, geometric, and dynamic constraints. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2016). Implicit measurement of motivated causal attribution. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2016). Natural science: Active learning in dynamic physical microworlds. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2016). Plans, habits, and theory of mind. PLoS ONE.

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(2016). Understanding ``almost'': Empirical and computational studies of near misses. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2015). A difference-making framework for intuitive judgments of responsibility. Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility.

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(2015). Causal conceptions in social explanation and moral evaluation: A historical tour. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

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(2015). Causal superseding. Cognition.

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(2015). Concepts in a probabilistic language of thought. The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts.

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(2015). Go fishing! Responsibility judgments when cooperation breaks down. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2015). How, whether, why: Causal judgments as counterfactual contrasts. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2015). Inference of intention and permissibility in moral decision making. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2015). Responsibility judgments in voting scenarios. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2014). Attributing responsibility: Actual and counterfactual worlds. Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy.

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(2014). Causal supersession. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2014). From counterfactual simulation to causal judgment. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2014). The order of things: Inferring causal structure from temporal patterns. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2014). Wins above replacement: Responsibility attributions as counterfactual replacements. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2013). Back on track: Backtracking in counterfactual reasoning. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2013). Causal responsibility and counterfactuals. Cognitive Science.

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(2013). Making a difference: Responsibility, causality, and counterfactuals. Unpublished PhD thesis.

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(2012). Finding fault: Counterfactuals and causality in group attributions. Cognition.

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(2012). Noisy Newtons: Unifying process and dependency accounts of causal attribution. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2012). Ping Pong in Church: Productive use of concepts in human probabilistic inference. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2012). Why blame Bob? Probabilistic generative models, counterfactual reasoning, and blame attribution. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2011). Beyond outcomes: The influence of intentions and deception. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2011). Blame the skilled. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2011). Rational order effects in responsibility attributions. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2010). Observing and Intervening: Rational and Heuristic Models of Causal Decision Making. Open Psychology Journal.

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(2010). The dice are cast: The role of intended versus actual contributions in responsibility attribution. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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(2009). The allocation of responsibility amongst multiple causes. Unpublished MSc thesis.

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