Reasoning Strategies

Simon J. Handley*

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The recent study of human reasoning has focused on the nature and development of control strategies in deduction. Attention has shifted from the unconscious cognitive processes underlying deduction to the higher-level control strategies that reasoners develop to make meta-deductions. The change in emphasis heralds new advances in understanding how adult reasoners improve their reasoning skill spontaneously. We describe the results of some of our recent experiments and computational simulations of human reasoning and we discuss their implications for understanding human cognition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-124
Number of pages14
JournalThe Irish Journal of Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


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