The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning (PDF)


Thinking and Reasoning: A Reader’s Guide Keith J. Holyoak and Robert G. Morrison

Part One  General Approaches to Thinking and Reasoning

  •  Normative Systems: Logic, Probability, and Rational Choice
  •  Bayesian Inference
  • Knowledge Representation
  •  Computational Models of Higher Cognition
  •  Neurocognitive Methods in Higher Cognition
  •  Mental Function as Genetic Expression: Emerging Insights From Cognitive Neurogenetics

Part Two  Deductive, Inductive, and Abductive Reasoning

  • Dual-Process Theories of Deductive Reasoning: Facts and Fallacies
  •  Inference in Mental Models
  •  Similarity
  •  Concepts and Categories: Memory. Meaning, and Metaphysics
  • Causal Learning
  •  Analogy and Relational Reasoning
  •  Explanation and Abductivc Inference
  •  Rational Argument

Part Three  Judgment and Decision Making

  •  Decision Making
  •  Judgmental Heuristics: A Historical Overview
  •  Cognitive Hierarchies and Emotions in Behavioral Game Theory
  •  Moral Judgment
  • Motivated Thinking

Part Four  Problem Solving, Intelligence, and Creative Thinking

  • Problem Solving
  • On the Distinction Between Rationality and Intelligence: Implications for Understanding Individual Differences in Reasoning
  •  Cognition and the Creation of ldeas
  •  Insight
  •  Genius

Part Five  Ontogeny, Phylogeny, Language, and Culture

  •  Development of Thinking in Children
  •  The Human Enigma
  •  New Perspectives on Language and Thought
  •  Thinking in Societies and Cultures

Part Six  Modes of Thinking

  •  Development of Quantitative Thinking
  • Visuospatial Thinking
  •  Gesture in Thought
  •  Impact of Aging on Thinking
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Disorder in Schizophrenia

Part Seven  Thinking in Practice

  •  Scientific Thinking and Reasoning
  •  Legal Reasoning
  •  Medical Reasoning and Thinking
  •  Thinking in Business
  •  Musical Thought
  •  Learning to Think: Cognitive Mechanisms of Knowledge Transfer