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Insight: On the Origins of New Ideas

Insight: On the Origins of New Ideas

1st Edition

Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau
March 29, 2018

Research on insight problem solving examines how new ideas are generated to solve problems that initially resist the application of prior knowledge or analogue solutions. In the laboratory, insight problems are designed to create an impasse; overcoming the impasse is sometimes accompanied by a...

Insight and Creativity in Problem Solving

Insight and Creativity in Problem Solving

1st Edition

Kenneth J. Gilhooly, Linden J. Ball, Laura Macchi
March 20, 2018

To date we have only a fragmentary understanding of the thought processes that engender insightful solutions to problems that require a change in representation or the discovery of distant associations to presented information. We likewise have only a piecemeal understanding of the thinking that...

The New Reflectionism in Cognitive Psychology: Why Reason Matters

The New Reflectionism in Cognitive Psychology: Why Reason Matters

1st Edition

Gordon Pennycook
March 01, 2018

Over the past two decades, psychologists have increasingly emphasized the role of intuition and emotion in human cognition and behavior. Some have even argued that we are so governed by our intuitions that analytic thinking merely facilitates confirmation bias and motivated reasoning. However, a...

Dual Process Theory 2.0

Dual Process Theory 2.0

1st Edition

Wim De Neys
November 07, 2017

Dual Process Theory 2.0 provides a comprehensive overview of the new directions in which dual process research is heading. Human thinking is often characterized as an interplay between intuition and deliberation and this two-headed, dual process view of human thinking has been very influential in...

Moral Inferences

Moral Inferences

1st Edition

Jean-Francois Bonnefon, Bastien Trémolière
January 19, 2017

Moral Inferences is the first volume to thoroughly explore the relationship between morality and reasoning. Drawing on the expertise of world-leading researchers, this text provides ground-breaking insight into the importance of studying these distinct fields together. The volume integrates the...

Individual Differences in Judgement and Decision-Making: A Developmental Perspective

Individual Differences in Judgement and Decision-Making: A Developmental Perspective

1st Edition

Maggie E. Toplak, Joshua Weller
November 29, 2016

Children face an overwhelming amount of information and a range of different choices every day, and so there has never been a more important time to understand how children learn to make judgments and decisions in our modern world. Individual Differences in Judgment and Decision-Making presents...

Imagery, Language and Visuo-Spatial Thinking

Imagery, Language and Visuo-Spatial Thinking

1st Edition

Michel Denis, Robert Logie
March 03, 2016

Imagery, Language and Visuo-Spatial Thinking discusses the remarkable human ability to use mental imagery in everyday life: from helping plan actions and routes to aiding creative thinking; from making sense of and remembering our immediate environment to generating pictures in our minds from...

Reasoning as Memory

Reasoning as Memory

1st Edition

Aidan Feeney, Valerie A. Thompson
October 08, 2014

There is a growing acknowledgement of the importance of integrating the study of reasoning with other areas of cognitive psychology. The purpose of this volume is to examine the extent to which we can further our understanding of reasoning by integrating findings, theories and paradigms in the...

Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning

Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning

1st Edition

Niall Galbraith
September 11, 2014

An aberrant belief is extreme or unusual in nature. In the most serious cases these beliefs cause emotional distress in those who hold them, and typify the core symptoms of psychological disorders. Each of the chapters in this volume seeks to examine the role that biases in reasoning can play in...

The Cognitive Psychology of Planning

The Cognitive Psychology of Planning

1st Edition

Robin Morris, Geoff Ward
July 17, 2014

The Cognitive Psychology of Planning assesses recent advances in the scientific study of the cognitive processes involved in formulating, evaluating and selecting a sequence of thoughts and actions to achieve a goal. Approaches discussed range from those which look at planning in terms of...

Methods of Thought: Individual Differences in Reasoning Strategies

Methods of Thought: Individual Differences in Reasoning Strategies

1st Edition

Elizabeth Newton, Maxwell Roberts
December 20, 2013

How do people make inferences? How do their reasoning processes differ and why? Methods of Thought attempts to answer these questions by looking in detail at the different reasoning strategies people apply, how these are acquired, how they are selected and how use of these strategies is influenced...

Evolution and the Psychology of Thinking: The Debate

Evolution and the Psychology of Thinking: The Debate

1st Edition

David E. Over
November 21, 2013

The field of evolutionary cognitive psychology has stimulated considerable interest and debate among cognitive psychologists and those working in related areas. In this collection, leading experts evaluate the status of this new field, providing a critical analysis of its most controversial...

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