The Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning
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Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning by Keith James Holyoak
Book DescriptionThe Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning is a comprehensive and authoritative 2005 handbook covering all the core topics of the field of thinking and reasoning. Written by the foremost experts from cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience, individual chapters summarize basic concepts and findings for a major topic, sketch its history, and give a sense of the directions in which research is currently heading. The volume also includes work related to developmental, social and clinical psychology, philosophy, economics, artificial intelligence, linguistics, education, law, and medicine. Scholars and students in all these fields and others will find this to be a valuable collection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521531016
(253mm x 177mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this text the authors discuss how analogy works and how it can be used most effectively. This account of the diverse operations and applications of analogy includes problem-solving, decision-making, explanation and communication.
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Author Biography - Keith James Holyoak
Keith J. Holyoak is Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has made a number of major contributions to the scientific understanding of human thinking and has pioneered modern work on the role of analogy in thinking. Robert G. Morrison is President and Partner of Xunesis, a theatre and exhibition production company dedicated to educating the general public about scientific theory and research through creative means. He received his PhD in cognitive neuroscience from UCLA. His research involves understanding how the human brain implements higher cognition.
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