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  • Study: How we explain things influences what we think is right

    “The way we explain the world around us influences our beliefs about right and wrong,” said University of Illinois graduate student Christina Tworek, left, who, with psychology professor Andrei Cimpian, conducted a new study of factors that influence how people perceive the status quo.

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  • Editor’s notes
    To reach Andrei Cimpian, email acimpian@illinois.edu.
    To reach Christina Tworek, email ctworek2@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Why Do People Tend to Infer Ought from Is? The Role of Biases in Explanation” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/0956797616650875