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Who is rational? : studies of individual differences in reasoning

This volume reviews a body of research on individual differences in thinking and reasoning and brings his conclusions to bear on the longstanding debate over whether people "are" or "are not" rational thinkers. For cognitive scientists and educators.
eBook, English, 1999
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J., 1999
1 online resource (xvi, 296 pages) : illustrations
9780585176734, 9781410603432, 0585176736, 1410603431
45728799
Contents: Preface. Conceptualizing Rationality: Some Preliminaries. Performance Errors and Computational Limitations, With R.F. West.The Inappropriate Norm Argument. The Problem of Rational Task Construal. Dual-Process Theories and Evolutionary Adaptation Versus Normative Rationality. Thinking Dispositions and Decontextualized Reasoning, With R.F. West, W.C. Sá.The Fundamental Computational Bias. Has Human Irrationality Been Empirically Demonstrated?