In this concise and lucid survey, originally published in 1972, the author considers the major theoretical perspectives influential in the psychology of thinking at the time. They are looked at in relation to the problems which they are designed to answer and their success in accounting for the experimental evidence.
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Acknowledgements. Introduction Part 1: The Development of Logical Thinking 1. Logic and Psychology 2. The Developmental Theory of Jean Piaget 3. Cognitive Competence and Performance Part 2: Concept Formation 4. The Theory of Abstraction 5. Concept Shifts Part 3: Thinking – Human and Mechanical 6. Reasoning and Problem-Solving 7. Computer Simulation of Thought Processes Part 4: Personal Knowledge 8. Creative Thinking 9. Language and Thought 10. The Phenomenology of Thinking. References. Name Index. General Index