The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning

Paperback | May 14, 2013

EditorKeith J. Holyoak, Robert G. Morrison

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Thinking and reasoning, long the academic province of philosophy, have over the past century emerged as core topics of empirical investigation and theoretical analysis in the modern fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience. Formerly seen as too complicatedand amorphous to be included in early textbooks on the science of cognition, the study of thinking and reasoning has since taken off, brancing off in a distinct direction from the field from which it originated.The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook covering all the core topics of the field of thinking and reasoning. Written by the foremost experts from cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience, individual chapters summarizebasic concepts and findings for a major topic, sketch its history, and give a sense of the directions in which research is currently heading. Chapters include introductions to foundational issues and methods of study in the field, as well as treatment of specific types of thinking and reasoning andtheir application in a broad range of fields including business, education, law, medicine, music, and science. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students working in developmental, social and clinical psychology, philosophy, economics, artificial intelligence, education, andlinguistics.

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Thinking and reasoning, long the academic province of philosophy, have over the past century emerged as core topics of empirical investigation and theoretical analysis in the modern fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience. Formerly seen as too complicatedand amorphous to be included in early textbo...

Keith J. Holyoak, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a leading researcher in human thinking and reasoning. Robert G. Morrison, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Loyola University Chicago, seeks to understand how memory and reasoning develop throughou...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Keith J. Holyoak and Robert G. Morrison: Thinking and Reasoning: A Reader's GuidePart One: General Approaches to Thinking and Reasoning2. Nick Chater and Mike Oaksford: Normative Systems: Logic, Probability, and Rational Choice3. Tom Griffiths, Josh Tenenbaum, and Charles Kemp: Bayesian Inference4. Arthur B. Markman: Knowledge Representation5. Leonidas A. A. Doumas and John E. Hummel: Computational Modeling of Higher Cognition6. Robert G. Morrison and Barbara Knowlton: Neural Substrate of Thinking7. Adam E. Green and Kevin N. Dunbar: Mental Function as Genetic Expression: Emerging Insights from Cognitive NeurogeneticsPart Two: Deductive, Inductive, and Abductive Reasoning8. Jonathan St. B. T. Evans: Dual-process Theories of Reasoning: Facts and Fallacies9. P. N. Johnson-Laird: Inference in Mental Models10. Robert L. Goldstone and Ji Yun Son: Similarity11. Lance J. Rips, Edward E. Smith, and Douglas L. Medin: Concepts and Categories: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphysics12. Marc Buehner and Patricia W. Cheng: Causal Learning and Inference13. Keith J. Holyoak: Analogy and Relational Reasoning14. Tania Lombrozo: Explanation and Abductive Inference15. Ulrike Hahn and Mike Oaksford: Rational ArgumentPart Three: Judgment and Decision Making16. Robyn A. LeBoeuf and Eldar Shafir: Decision Making17. Dale Griffin: Judgment Heuristics18. Colin Camerer and Alec Smith: Cognitive Hierarchies and Emotions in Behavioral Game Theory19. Michael Waldmann, Jonas Nagel, and Alex Wiegmann: Moral Judgment20. Daniel C. Molden and E. Tory Higgins: Motivated ThinkingPart Four: Problem Solving, Intelligence, and Creative Thinking21. Miriam Bassok and Laura R. Novick: Problem Solving22. Keith E. Stanovich: On the Distinction between Rationality and Intelligence: Implications for Understanding Individual Differences in Reasoning23. Steve M. Smith and Tom B. Ward: Cognition and the Creation of Ideas24. J. Jason van Steenburgh, Jessica I. Fleck, Mark Beeman, and John Kounios: Insight25. Dean Keith Simonton: GeniusPart Five: Ontogeny, Phylogeny, Language, and Culture26. Susan A. Gelman and Brandy N. Frazier: Development of Thinking in Children27. Derek Penn and Dan Povinelli: The Human Enigma28. Lila Gleitman and Anna Papafragou: Language and Thought29. Tage Rai: Thinking in Society and CulturePart Six: Modes of Thinking30. John Opfer and Robert Siegler: Mathematical Cognition31. Mary Hegarty and Andrew T. Stull: Visuospatial Thinking32. Susan Goldin-Meadow and Susan Wagner Cook: Gesture in Thought33. Shannon McGillivray, Michael C. Friedman, and Alan D. Castel: Impact of Aging on Thinking34. Peter Bachman and Tyrone D. Cannon: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Disorder in SchizophreniaPart Seven: Thinking in Practice35. Kevin N. Dunbar and David Klahr: Scientific Thinking and Reasoning36. Barbara A. Spellman and Fred Schauer: Legal Reasoning37. Vimla L. Patel, Jose F. Arocha, and Jiajie Zhang: Thinking and Reasoning in Medicine38. Jeffrey Lowenstein: Thinking in Business39. William Forde Thompson and Paolo Ammirante: Musical Thought40. Ken Koedinger and Ido Roll: Learning to Think: Cognitive Mechanisms of Knowledge Transfer