Table of contents for The nature of reasoning / edited by Robert J. Sternberg, Jacqueline P. Leighton.

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1. Defining and describing reason
2. Reasoning and brain function
3. Working memory and reasoning
4. The role of prior belief in reasoning
5. Task understanding
6. Strategies and knowledge representation
7. Mental models and reasoning
8. Mental-logic theory: what it proposes and reasons to take this proposal seriously
9. Heuristics and reasoning: making deduction simple
10. Cognitive heuristics: reasoning the fast and frugal way
11. The assessment of logical reasoning
12. The development of deductive reasoning
13. The evolution of reasoning
14. Individual differences in thinking, reasoning, and decision making
15. Teaching reasoning
16. What do we know about the nature of reasoning?

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