The Nature of Reasoning / Edition 1

The Nature of Reasoning / Edition 1

by Jacqueline P. Leighton

This 2004 book focuses on how people draw conclusions from information.See more details below


This 2004 book focuses on how people draw conclusions from information.

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Cambridge University Press
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Edition description:
New Edition
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5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Defining and Describing Reason3
2Reasoning and Brain Function12
3Working Memory and Reasoning49
4The Role of Prior Belief in Reasoning78
5Task Understanding103
6Strategies and Knowledge Representation129
7Mental Models and Reasoning169
8Mental-Logic Theory: What It Proposes, and Reasons to Take This Proposal Seriously205
9Heuristics and Reasoning I: Making Deduction Simple234
10Cognitive Heuristics: Reasoning the Fast and Frugal Way273
11The Assessment of Logical Reasoning291
12The Development of Deductive Reasoning313
13The Evolution of Reasoning339
14Individual Differences in Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making375
15Teaching Reasoning410
16What do We Know about the Nature of Reasoning?443

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