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Psychology of Thinking: Reasoning, Decision-Making and Problem-Solving 2ed

by John Paul Minda SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2020
ISBN:
9781529702064
Format:
Pbk 384 pages
Price:
AU$95.00 NZ$98.26
Product Status: Not Yet Published - See Pub Date for expected date
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An engaging, interesting and easy-to-follow guide into the essential concepts behind our reasoning, decision-making and problem-solving. 

Section 1: The Organization of Human Thought
Chapter 1: The Psychology of Thinking
Chapter 2: The Psychology of Similarity
Chapter 3: Knowledge and Memory
Chapter 4: Concepts and Categories
Chapter 5: Language and Thought
Section 2: Thinking and Reasoning
Chapter 6: Inference and Induction
Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
Chapter 8: Context, Motivation, and Mood
Section 3: Thinking in Action: Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Expertise
Chapter 9: Decision-Making
Chapter 10: Problem-Solving
Chapter 11: Expertise and Expert Thinking

John Paul Minda is a Professor of Psychology and a member of the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University, in London, Ontario. As a researcher, he is interested in thinking as it relates to concepts and categories. He runs a research laboratory that investigates how people learn new categories and represent them with concepts. He also studies how conceptual structure interacts with and affects behavioural outcomes. He has done research on medical expertise and on the kinds of reasoning tasks that physicians engage in. As an instructor, and as a psychologist in general, he is interested in other aspects of thinking as well. Every year since 2003, he has taught a course on the Psychology of Thinking.