Psychology of Reasoning

Psychology of Reasoning

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This collection brings together a set of specially commissioned chapters from leading international researchers in the psychology of reasoning. Its purpose is to explore the historical, philosophical and theoretical implications of the development of this field. Taking the unusual approach of engaging not only with empirical data but also with the ideas and concepts underpinning the psychology of reasoning, this volume has important implications both for psychologists and other students of cognition, including philosophers. Sub-fields covered include mental logic, mental models, rational analysis, social judgement theory, game theory and evolutionary theory. There are also specific chapters dedicated to the history of syllogistic reasoning, the psychology of reasoning as it operates in scientific theory and practice, Brunswickian approaches to reasoning and task environments, and the implications of Popper's philosophy for models of behaviour testing. This cross-disciplinary dialogue and the range of material covered makes this an invaluable reference for students and researchers into the psychology and philosophy of reasoning.... of p: such lines of reasoning can be constructed using a wide variety of inferential means, such as scripts, story grammars, ... He told her that if she took a left on Third Street she would find the store on the corner of Fifth Avenue. ... The cards showed (p) she took a left on Third Street, (not p) she did not take a left of Third Street, (q) she found the store on the corner of Fifth Avenue, and (not q) she did notanbsp;...

Title:Psychology of Reasoning
Author:K. I. Manktelow
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004


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