Reflections on What It Means To Be Rational and Whether We Are
What does it mean to be rational – to reason well and effectively? How does rationality, broadly conceived, relate to the knowledge one acquires, the beliefs one forms, the explanations one constructs or appropriates, the judgments and decisions one makes, the values one adopts? What is the...
Published December 18th 2014 by Psychology Press
Patterns, Problems, Conjectures, and Proofs
The development of mathematical competence -- both by humans as a species over millennia and by individuals over their lifetimes -- is a fascinating aspect of human cognition. This book explores when and why the rudiments of mathematical capability first appeared among human beings, what its...
Published December 22nd 2009 by Psychology Press
The Psychology of Probabilistic Reasoning
Lack of ability to think probabilistically makes one prone to a variety of irrational fears and vulnerable to scams designed to exploit probabilistic naiveté, impairs decision making under uncertainty, facilitates the misinterpretation of statistical information, and precludes critical...
Published June 1st 2004 by Psychology Press
This book stimulates thinking on the topic of detrimental environmental change and how research psychologists can help to address the problem. In addition to reporting environmentally relevant psychological research, the author identifies the most pressing questions from an environmental point of...
Published July 31st 2002 by Psychology Press
Human Factors Challenges in A Changing World
This volume aims to review some of the recent developments and trends that seem especially relevant to any attempt to understand near-term-future possibilities; to consider what a variety of knowledgeable people are saying about changes and developments that could occur; and to relate the...
Published September 30th 1992 by CRC Press
Looking Toward 2020
Series: Technology and Education Series
Some of today's educational experts were asked to envision the year 2020, when technology has assumed a major role in elementary and secondary education. The informed conjecture that followed is contained in this volume; contributors offer visions of the future as well as specific steps that could...
Published August 31st 1988 by Routledge