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Inductive Reasoning Experimental, Developmental, and Computational Approaches

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ISBN-10: 0521672449

ISBN-13: 9780521672443

Edition: 2007

Authors: Aidan Feeney, Evan Heit

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Inductive reasoning is everyday, intuitive reasoning; it contrasts with deductive or logical reasoning. Inductive reasoning is much more prevalent than deductive reasoning, yet there has been much less research on inductive reasoning. Using contributions from the leading researchers in the field, the interdisciplinary approach of this book is relevant to those interested in psychology (including cognitive and developmental psychology), decision-making philosophy, computer science, and education.
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Book details

List price: $33.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Evan Heit is currently Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, and Founding Faculty, at the University of California, Merced. Previously, Professor Heit was on the faculty in the Psychology Department of the University of Warwick, UK. He has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He also carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. Professor Heit has published more than fifty papers on the psychology of reasoning, memory, and categorization. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the…    

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
What Is Induction and Why Study It?
The Development of Inductive Reasoning
Interpreting Asymmetries of Projection in Children's Inductive Reasoning
Property Generalization as Causal Reasoning
Availability in Category-Based Induction
From Similarity to Chance
Theory-Based Bayesian Models of Inductive Reasoning
Use of Single or Multiple Categories in Category-Based Induction
Abductive Inference: From Philosophical Analysis to Neural Mechanisms
Mathematical Induction and Induction in Mathematics
Induction, Deduction, and Argument Strength in Human Reasoning and Argumentation
Individual Differences, Dual Processes, and Induction
Taxonomizing Induction
Index