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Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

David Hardman (Editor), Laura Macchi (Co-Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-02572-7

Mar 2010

392 pages

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The first international handbook to bring the areas of reasoning, judgment and decision making together, now in paperback format.

The book brings three of the important topics of thinking together - reasoning, judgment and decision making â?? and discusses key issues in each area. The studies described range from those that are purely laboratory based to those that involve experts making real world judgments, in areas such as medical and legal decision making and political and economic forecasting.

  • International collection of original chapters by leading researchers in the field
  • Several chapters contain important new theoretical perspectives
  • Paperback version is more affordable for individual researchers
List of Contributors.


Part I: Reasoning.

Chapter 1: A Theory of Hypothetical Thinking (Jonathan St. B.T. Evans, David E. Over and Simon J. Handley).

Chapter 2: Individual Differences in the Development of Reasoning Strategies (Maxwell J. Roberts and Elizabeth J. Newton).

Chapter 3: Generalising Individual Differences and Strategies Across Different Deductive Reasoning Domains (Padraic Monaghan and Keith Stenning).

Chapter 4: Superordinate Principles, Conditions and Conditionals (Neil Fairley and Ken Manktelow).

Chapter 5: Premise Interpretation in Conditional Reasoning (Guy Politzer).

Chapter 6: Probabilities and Pragmatics in Conditional Inference: Suppression and Order Effects (Mike Oaksford and Nick Chater).

Part II: Judgment.

Chapter 7: Verbal Expressions of Uncertainty and Probability (Karl Halvor Teigen and Wibecke Brun).

Chapter 8: Possibilities and Probabilities (Paolo Legrenzi, Vittorio Girotto, Maria Sonino Legrenzi and Philip N. Johnson-Laird).

Chapter 9: The Partitive Conditional Probability (Laura Macchi).

Chapter 10: Naive and yet Enlightened: From Natural Frequencies to Fast and Frugal Decision Trees (Laura Martignon, Oliver Vitouch, Masanori Takezawa and Malcolm R. Forster).

Chapter 11: More is not Always Better: The Benefits of Cognitive Limits (Ralph Hertwig and Peter M. Todd).

Chapter 12: Correspondence and Coherence: Indicators of Good Judgment in World Politics (Philip E. Tetlock).

Part III: Decision Making.

Chapter 13: Cognitive Mapping of Causal Reasoning in Strategic Decision Making (A. John Maule, Gerard P. Hodgkinson and Nicola J. Bown).

Chapter 14: Belief and Preference in Decision Under Uncertainty (Craig R. Fox and Kelly E. See).

Chapter 15: Medical Decision Scripts: Combining Cognitive Scripts and Judgment Strategies to Account Fully for Medical Decision Making (Robert M. Hamm).

Chapter 16: On the Assessment of Decision Quality: Considerations Regarding Utility, Conflict and Accountability (Gideon Keren and W¨andi Bruine de Bruin).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

“…presents a variety of stimulating and informative chapters which are representative of topical issues and debates in the area...” (Applied Cognitive Psychology, No.18, 2004)