Thinking and Reasoning includes an abundance of illustrative examples of reasoning problems, many of which the reader can attempt to solve before reading on to find the solution. This text will provide the ideal introduction to thinking and reasoning.
1. Historical Background.
2. The Building Blocks of Thought.
3. Language and Thought.
5. Deductive Reasoning.
6. Syllogistic Reasoning.
8. Hypothesis Testing.
9. Statistical Reasoning.
10. Decision Making.
11. Problem Solving.
12. Game Playing and Expertise.
14. Everyday Reasoning.
15. Teaching Thinking.
16. The Development of Thinking: Piagetian and Information–Processing Approaches.
17. The Development of Thinking: Scientific and Conceptual Thought.
18. A Framework for the Study of Thinking.
"An outstanding work, which should be recognized both in the UK and the USA as the best introduction to the psychology of thinking. It is comprehensive and lucidly written – an impressive book." Professor P. N. Johnson–Laird, Princeton University
"Garnham and Oakhill present their book under the guise of an objective text for ′intermediate and advanced undergraduate students′. It is, however, delightfully informative and charmingly opinionated. It should be read by upper–division under–graduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers, as well as two–year technical program students." P. L. Derks, College of William and Mary