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Kevin Soo

Graduate Student, Dr. Rottman

Department of Psychology

Cognitive Program

Faculty Advisor: Ben Rottman

Research Interests

My research is generally concerned with how people acquire and use knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships in the world. I am interested in the kinds of predictions, explanations and decisions that are made using this knowledge.

Soo, K. W., & Rottman, B. M. (2018). Causal strength induction from time series data. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(4), 485-513.

Soo, K. W., & Rottman, B. M. (2018). Switch rates do not influence weighting of rare events in decisions from experience, but optional stopping does. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 1-18.

Soo, K. & Rottman, B.M. (2014) Learning Causal Direction from Transitions with Continuous and Noisy Variables. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Arts & Sciences Fellow


University of Pittsburgh

Commonwealth Scholar


University College London