The Nature of Reasoning / Edition 1

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Overview

Reasoning to the mind is like breathing to the lungs. We are constantly doing it, but rarely take notice. If it fails, however, we are paralyzed. Imagine being unable to infer conclusions from a conversation or being unable to reach a solution to an important life problem. This book focuses on how people draw conclusions from information and discusses the roles that the brain, our memory, and our knowledge play in drawing conclusions in everyday life.
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"This handy, one-volume compendium of current theory and research on the psychology of reasoning not only presents the state of the science of reasoning but also charts new directions. Covering everything from how to define reasoning... to the brain functions that subserve reasoning... the book's contributors...create a comprehensive account of what is known about reasoning in psychology and cognitive science. The editors and contributors are all well-known and highly regarded researchers in the field.... Highly recommended." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521009287
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Defining and Describing Reason 3
2 Reasoning and Brain Function 12
3 Working Memory and Reasoning 49
4 The Role of Prior Belief in Reasoning 78
5 Task Understanding 103
6 Strategies and Knowledge Representation 129
7 Mental Models and Reasoning 169
8 Mental-Logic Theory: What It Proposes, and Reasons to Take This Proposal Seriously 205
9 Heuristics and Reasoning I: Making Deduction Simple 234
10 Cognitive Heuristics: Reasoning the Fast and Frugal Way 273
11 The Assessment of Logical Reasoning 291
12 The Development of Deductive Reasoning 313
13 The Evolution of Reasoning 339
14 Individual Differences in Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making 375
15 Teaching Reasoning 410
16 What do We Know about the Nature of Reasoning? 443
Index 456
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