Reasoning as Memory

1st Edition

Aidan Feeney, Valerie A. Thompson

Psychology Press
Published October 8, 2014
Reference - 188 Pages - 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781848721487 - CAT# Y146525
Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

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Summary

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 field of memory.

Reasoning as Memory consists of nine chapters that make explicit links between basic memory process, and reasoning and decision-making. The contributors address a number of key topics including:

  • the relationship between semantic memory and reasoning
  • the role of expert memory in reasoning
  • recognition memory and induction
  • working memory and reasoning
  • metamemory in reasoning.

In addition, the chapters provide broad coverage of the field of thinking, and invite the intriguing question of how much there is left to explain in the field of reasoning when one has extracted the variance due to memory.

This book will be of great interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers interested in reasoning or decision making, and to researchers interested in the role played in cognition by a variety of memory processes.

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