Thinking & Reasoning is dedicated to the understanding of human thought processes, with particular emphasis on studies on reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving. Whilst the primary focus is on psychological studies of thinking, contributions are welcome from philosophers, artificial intelligence researchers and other cognitive scientists whose work bears upon the central concerns of the journal. Topics published in the journal fall under the broad umbrella described above and include studies of deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, judgments of probability and other quantities, conceptual thinking, the neuropsychology of reasoning, and the influence of language and culture on thought.
Papers will be accepted for publication on the basis of scientific quality, clarity of exposition and contribution to theoretical understanding of human thinking. Contributions may take any of the following forms:
- Empirical studies using any methodology appropriate to questions addressed, including experimental or observational methods and utilising either quantitative or qualitative analyses. Studies reporting small effect sizes with moderate sample sizes and modest statistical power should be replicated prior to submission.
- Empirical adversarial collaboration, which reflects a new model of paper recently introduced by Thinking & Reasoning, in which authors with opposing views on theory or the explanation of phenomena agree to undertake and write up a joint investigation of the subject of their disagreement.
- Theoretical contributions pertinent to issues in the empirical study of human thought but not reporting new data.
- Critical reviews of research literatures which synthesise findings reported by different authors and which derive new insights or permit conclusions which enhance understanding of theoretical issues.
- Critical discussion of papers published in Thinking & Reasoning and short reports or notes on other relevant issues.
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