Triangulating the Breadth of Explanatory Depth

We argue that the illusion of explanatory depth is attenuated not only by explanations of the focal item itself but also by explanations of other, entirely different things, implying the existence of a domain-agnostic process. We then show that this holds for relatively difficult, but not easy, explanations.


Scott Roeder and Leif Nelson (2017) ,"Triangulating the Breadth of Explanatory Depth", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1076-1076.


Scott Roeder, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Leif Nelson, University of California, Berkeley, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017

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