Patricia Cheng

Psychologist, Award Winner

1952 –

19

Who is Patricia Cheng?

Patricia W. Cheng is a leading researcher in cognitive psychology who works on human reasoning. She is best known for her psychological work on human understanding of causality. Her "power theory of the probabilistic contrast model," or power PC theory posits that people filter observations of events through a basic belief that causes have the power to generate their effects, thereby inferring specific cause-effect relations.

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Born
1952
Hong Kong
Nationality
  • China
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Michigan
    Psychology
    (1978 - 1980)
Employment
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in
  • California
    (1986 - )

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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