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Inherence is an aspect of psychological essentialism

  • Tara C. Dennehy (a1)

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Inherence is not a distinct construct from psychological essentialism; it is one of several underlying beliefs. I propose that inherence is only one entry point to the perception of an essence and posit that context may influence which aspects of essentialist reasoning precede inferring an essence. I also discuss how psychological essentialism can uniquely account for violations of category-based expectancies.

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Inherence is an aspect of psychological essentialism

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