Originally published in 1974, the second volume of four (Logical Inference: Underlying Operations) provides a process-model for the solution of certain syllogistic reasoning problems. Testable predictions of the model are easily derived, and the available evidence supports the model’s description of the real-time mental steps mediating these logical abilities. A theory of development, connected to the model, makes these volumes all the more important for cognitive, developmental, and educational psychologists, as well as educators and linguists.
Preface. 1. Introduction 2. Experiment I 3. Consistency 4. Standard Logic Algorithms as Psychological Models 5. A Theory of the Operations Underlying the Experimental Formulas 6. Performance Models and Prediction of Formula Difficulty 7. The Question of the Locus 8. Experiment II 9. Replication of Previous Analyses 10. Experiment III 11. Some Further Issues. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
Logical Abilities in Children (4 Volume set), was originally published between 1974 and 1976 to critical acclaim. Now available again as individual titles or a set of 4, the author draws on Piagetian theory to examine logical ability in children through to adolescence. The set will be interesting reading for all concerned with both logical abilities in children, their development, and novel methodological approaches to research bearing on this and related issues at the time.