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Kutchukian, P.S., Vasilyeva, N.Y., Xu, J., Lindvall, M.K., Michael P. Dillon, M.P., Glick, M., Coley, J.D. & Brooijmans, N. (2012). Inside the mind of a medicinal chemist: The role of human bias in compound prioritization during drug discovery.PLoS ONE 7(11): e48476.
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Coley, J.D. (2007). The human animal: Developmental changes in judgments of taxonomic and psychological similarity among humans and other animals. Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 11, 733-756.
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Stepanova, O. & Coley, J.D. (2002). The green-eyed monster: Concepts of envy and jealousy in Russian and English. Journal ofCognition & Culture, 2, 235-262.
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Atran, S., Medin, D., Ross, N., Lynch, E., Vapnarsky, V., Ucan Ek, E., Coley, J., Timura, C., & Baran, M. (2002). Folkecology, cultural epidemiology, and the spirit of the commons: A garden experiment in the Maya lowlands. Current Anthropology, 43(3), 421-450.
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