- Paperback: 484 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 3, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521009286
- ISBN-13: 978-0521009287
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,136,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Nature of Reasoning Paperback – November 3, 2003
"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
Reasoning is like breathing to the mind. We are constantly doing it, but we rarely take notice of it. If it fai ls, 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. This book discusses what role the brain, our memory, and our knowledge plays in drawing conclusions in everyday life.
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