International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning  book cover
1st Edition

International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning

ISBN 9781138849303
Published November 15, 2017 by Routledge
666 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $240.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning is an authoritative reference work providing a balanced overview of current scholarship spanning the full breadth of the rapidly developing and expanding field of thinking and reasoning. It contains 35 chapters written by leading international researchers, covering foundational issues as well as state-of-the-art developments in thinking and reasoning research.

Topics covered range across all sub-areas of thinking and reasoning, including deduction, induction, abduction, judgment, decision making, argumentation, problem solving, expertise, creativity and rationality. The contributors engage with cutting-edge debates such as the status of dual-process theories of thinking, the role of unconscious, intuitive, emotional and metacognitive processes in thinking, and the importance of probabilistic conceptualisations of thinking and reasoning. Authors also examine the importance of neuroscientific findings in informing theoretical developments, and explore the situated nature of thinking and reasoning across a range of real-world contexts such as mathematics, medicine and science.

The Handbook provides a clear sense of the way in which contemporary ideas are challenging traditional viewpoints as "new paradigm of the psychology of reasoning" emerges. This paradigm-shifting research is paving the way toward a richer and more inclusive understanding of thinking and reasoning, where important new questions drive a forward-looking research agenda. It is essential reading for both established researchers in the field of thinking and reasoning as well as advanced students wishing to learn more about both the historical foundations and latest developments in this rapidly growing field.

Table of Contents


1. Meta-Reasoning: Shedding Meta-Cognitive Light on Reasoning Research

Rakefet Ackerman and Valerie A. Thompson

2. Belief Bias and Reasoning

Linden J. Ball and Valerie A. Thompson

3. Intuitive Thinking

Tilmann Betsch and Pablina Roth

4. Emotion and Reasoning

Isabelle Blanchette, Serge Caparos and Bastien Trémolière

5. Counterfactual Reasoning and Imagination

Ruth M. J. Byrne

6. Fallacies of Argumentation

Peter J. Collins and Ulrike Hahn

7. Medical Decision Making

Pat Croskerry

8. The New Paradigm in Psychology of Reasoning

Shira Elqayam

9. Dual-Process Theories

Jonathan St. B. T. Evans

10. Forty Years of Progress on Category-Based Inductive Reasoning

Aidan Feeney

11. Analogical Reasoning

Dedre Gentner and Francisco Maravilla

12. Incubation, Problem Solving and Creativity

Kenneth J. Gilhooly

13. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning: Integrating Insights from Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience

Vinod Goel and Randy Waechter

14. Scientific Thinking

Michael E. Gorman


15. Working Memory, Thinking and Expertise

Zach Z. Hambrick, Alex Burgoyne, Guillermo Campitelli and Brooke N. Macnamara

16. Expert Decision Making: A Fuzzy-Trace Theory Perspective

Rebecca K. Helm, Michael J. McCormick and Valerie F. Reyna

17. Conversational Inference and Human Reasoning

Denis J. Hilton, Bart Geurts and Peter Sedlmeier

18. The Fast-and-Frugal Heuristics Program

Ulrich Hoffrage, Sebastian Hafenbrädl and Julian N. Marewski

19. Mental Models and Reasoning

Philip N. Johnson-Laird, Geoffrey P. Goodwin and Sangeet S. Khemlani

20. Abductive Reasoning and Explanation

Barbara Koslowski

21. The Development of Logical Reasoning

Henry Markovits

22. Reasoning and Argumentation

Hugo Mercier

23. Probabilities and Bayesian Rationality

Mike Oaksford and Nick Chater

24. Probabilistic Accounts of Conditional Reasoning

David E. Over and Nicole Cruz

25. Judgment Heuristics

Timothy Rakow and William J. Skylark

26. Creative Thinking

Mark A. Runco

27. Naturalistic Decision Making

Jan Maarten Schraagen

28. Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty

Christin Schulze and Ben R. Newell

29. Several Logics for the Many Things that People do in Reasoning

Keith Stenning and Alexandra Varga

30. The Development of Rational Thinking: Insights from the Heuristics and Biases Literature and Dual Process Models

Maggie E. Toplak

31. The Sense of Coherence: How Intuition Guides Reasoning and Thinking

Sascha Topolinski

32. Reasoning and Moral Judgment: A Common Experimental Toolbox

Bastien Trémolière, Wim De Neys and Jean-François Bonnefon

33. Contemporary Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking and Learning

Keith Weber and Kevin Moore

34. Problem Solving

Robert W. Weisberg

35. Thinking and Reasoning across Cultures

Hiroshi Yama

View More



Linden J. Ball is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Dean of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Associate Editor of Thinking & Reasoning and Editor for Routledge’s Current Issues in Thinking & Reasoning book series.

Valerie A. Thompson is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. She is Past President of the Canadian Society of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Thinking & Reasoning.