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What must a psychological theory of reasoning explain? comment on Barrouillet, Gauffroy, and Lecas (2008)

Oberauer, K. and Oaksford, Mike (2008) What must a psychological theory of reasoning explain? comment on Barrouillet, Gauffroy, and Lecas (2008). Psychological Review 115 (3), pp. 773-778. ISSN 0033-295X.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0033-295X.115.3.773

Abstract

In this comment, it is argued that the modification of mental models theory of conditional inference proposed by P. Barrouillet, C. Gauffroy, and J.-F. Lecas (see record 2008-09896-008) to deal with truth value gaps merely patches up a problem in the theory, rather than accomplishing the fundamental and systematic revision that is necessary. It is argued that P. Barrouillet et al.'s modified mental model theory fails to meet the criteria of good theory of reasoning by invoking an algorithmic-level distinction to resolve a failing in the computational-level theory of the task.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2010 13:46
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2538

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