Thinking and Reasoning

ISBN: 9780198787259 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2017 Autor: Jonathan St B. T. Evans Editură: Oxford University Press Colecție: Very Short Introductions Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 152 Stoc: La comandă

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Our extraordinary capacity to reason and solve problems sets us aside from other animals, but our evolved thinking processes also leave us susceptibile to bias and error. The study of thinking and reasoning goes back to Aristotle, and was one of the first topics to be studied when psychology separated from philosophy.

In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan Evans explores cognitive psychological approaches to understanding the nature of thinking and reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. He shows how our problem solving capabilities are hugely dependent on also having the imagination to ask the right questions, and the ability to see things from a completely new perspective. Beginning by considering the approaches of the behaviourists and the Gestalt psychologists, he moves on to modern explorations of thinking, including hypothetical thinking, conditionals, deduction, rationality, and intuition. Covering the role of past learning, IQ, and cognitive biases, Evans also discusses the idea that there may be two different ways of thinking, arising from our evolutionary history.

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Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jonathan St B. T. Evans
Data Publicarii
2017
Editura
Oxford University Press
Inaltime
17
Latime
11
Grosime
1
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
152
Colectie
Very Short Introductions
Greutate
118
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