Thinking and Reasoning: A Reader's Guide

Keith J. Holyoak and Robert G. Morrison

in The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199734689
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Thinking and Reasoning: A Reader's Guide

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This introductory article begins by asking: What is thinking? It looks at the various meanings of the concept in linguistic and philosophical terms. It summarizes the history of the academic study of thinking and reasoning. Finally it gives an outline of the six parts of the book which look in turn at general approaches to thinking and reasoning; inductive, deductive, and abductive reasoning; problem solving, intelligence, and creative thinking; judgment and decision making; ontogeny, phylogeny, language, and culture; and finally modes of thinking.

Keywords: thinking; reasoning; history; modes of thinking; intelligence; creative thinking; language; problem solving; abductive reasoning

Article.  4528 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology ; Cognitive Neuroscience

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