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Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

Series Editor: Linden J Ball

Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning is a series of edited books which will reflect the state of the art in areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of thinking processes.

Each volume will be tightly focussed on a particular topic and will consist of from seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes will be leading figures in their areas and will provide an introductory overview.

Example topics include thinking and working memory, visual imagery in problem solving, evolutionary approaches to thinking, cognitive processes in planning, creative thinking, decision making processes, pathologies of thinking, individual differences, neuropsychological approaches and applications of thinking research.

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  1. Reasoning as Memory

    Edited by Aidan Feeney, Valerie A. Thompson

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    There is a growing acknowledgement of the importance of integrating the study of reasoning with other areas of cognitive psychology. The purpose of this volume is to examine the extent to which we can further our understanding of reasoning by integrating findings, theories and paradigms in the...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning

    Edited by Niall Galbraith

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    An aberrant belief is extreme or unusual in nature. In the most serious cases these beliefs cause emotional distress in those who hold them, and typify the core symptoms of psychological disorders. Each of the chapters in this volume seeks to examine the role that biases in reasoning can play in...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. The Cognitive Psychology of Planning

    Edited by Robin Morris, Geoff Ward

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    The Cognitive Psychology of Planning assesses recent advances in the scientific study of the cognitive processes involved in formulating, evaluating and selecting a sequence of thoughts and actions to achieve a goal. Approaches discussed range from those which look at planning in terms of...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Methods of Thought

    Individual Differences in Reasoning Strategies

    Edited by Elizabeth Newton, Maxwell Roberts

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    How do people make inferences? How do their reasoning processes differ and why? Methods of Thought attempts to answer these questions by looking in detail at the different reasoning strategies people apply, how these are acquired, how they are selected and how use of these strategies is influenced...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Psychology Press

  5. Evolution and the Psychology of Thinking

    The Debate

    Edited by David E. Over

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    The field of evolutionary cognitive psychology has stimulated considerable interest and debate among cognitive psychologists and those working in related areas. In this collection, leading experts evaluate the status of this new field, providing a critical analysis of its most controversial...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Psychology Press

  6. The Developmental Psychology of Reasoning and Decision-Making

    Edited by Henry Markovits

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    Logical thinking is a critically important cognitive skill. It is not just essential for mathematical and scientific understanding, it is also of prime importance when trying to navigate our complex and increasingly sophisticated world. Written by world class researchers in the field, The...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Psychology Press

  7. New Approaches in Reasoning Research

    Edited by Wim De Neys, Magda Osman

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    Reasoning research has long been associated with paper and pencil tasks in which peoples’ reasoning skills are judged against established normative conventions. However, there has been a recent revolution in the range of techniques, empirical methods and paradigms used to examine reasoning...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Psychology Press

  8. Emotion and Reasoning

    Edited by Isabelle Blanchette

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    The interaction between emotion and cognition is a fundamental issue which has only recently been reintroduced as a legitimate object of study in experimental psychology. This book examines the significant impact that affective processes have on reasoning, and demonstrates how emotional...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Psychology Press

  9. Imagery, Language and Visuo-Spatial Thinking

    Edited by Michel Denis, Robert Logie, Cesare Cornoldo, Manuel de Vega, Johannes EngelKamp

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    Imagery, Language and Visuo-Spatial Thinking discusses the remarkable human ability to use mental imagery in everyday life: from helping plan actions and routes to aiding creative thinking; from making sense of and remembering our immediate environment to generating pictures in our minds from...

    Published December 20th 2000 by Psychology Press

  10. Working Memory and Thinking

    Current Issues In Thinking And Reasoning

    By Kenneth Gilhooly, Robert H. Logie

    Series: Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

    Thinking and memory are inextricably linked. However, a "divide and rule" approach has led cognitive psychologists to study these two areas in relative isolation. With contributions from some of the leading international researchers on working memory and thinking, the present volume aims to break...

    Published February 26th 1998 by Psychology Press

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