Thinking and Reasoning: An Introduction to the Psychology of Reason, Judgment and Decision Making
The area of psychological research reviewed in this book is one that is not only increasing in popularity in college curricula, but is also making an ever larger impact on the world outside the classroom. Drawing upon research originally cited in Ken Manktelow’s highly successful publication Reasoning and Thinking, this completely rewritten textbook reflects on the revolutionary changes that have occurred in the field in recent years, stemming from the huge expansion in research output, as well as new methods and explanations, and the appearance of numerous books on the subject aimed at the popular market.
Thinking and Reasoning provides a detailed, integrated and approachable treatment of this area of cognitive psychology, and is ideal reading for intermediate and advanced undergraduate students; indeed, for anyone interested in how we draw conclusions and make choices.
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The study of reasoning classic research
Reasoning with propositions
Reasoning and meaning
Explaining reasoning the classic approaches
Explaining reasoning the new paradigm
Hypothetical thinking induction and testing
Decision making preference and prospects