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Title Evolution and the psychology of thinking : the debate / edited by David E. Over.

Imprint Hove ; New York : Psychology Press, 2003.

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Series Current issues in thinking & reasoning
Current issues in thinking & reasoning.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction: the evolutionary psychology of thinking / David E. Over -- The allocation system : using signal detection processes to regulate representations in a multimodular mind / Gary L. Brase -- Is there a faculty of deontic reasoning? : a critical re-evaluation of abstract versions of the Wason selection task / Laurence Fiddick -- Evolutionary psychology's grain problem and the cognitive neuroscience of reasoning / Anthony P. Atkinson and Michael Wheeler -- Specialized behaviour without specialized modules / Amit Almor -- From massive modularity to metarepresentation : the evolution of higher cognition / David E. Over -- Probability judgement from the inside and out / Steven A. Sloman and David E. Over -- Evolutionary versus instrumental goals : how evolutionary psychology misconceives human rationality / Keith E. Stanovich and Richard F. West.
Summary The field of evolutionary cognitive psychology has stimulated considerable interest and debate among cognitive psychologists and those working in related areas. In this collection, leading experts evaluate the status of this new field, providing a critical analysis of its most controversial hypotheses. These hypotheses have far reaching implications for cognition, including a modular view of the mind, which rejects, in its extreme form, any general learning or reasoning abilities. Some evolutionary psychologists have also proposed content-dependent accounts of conditional reasoning and probabi.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Cognitive psychology.
Genetic psychology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Over, D. E., 1946-
Other Form: Print version: Evolution and the psychology of thinking. Hove ; New York : Psychology Press, 2003 1841692859 (DLC) 2002010079 (OCoLC)50123394
ISBN 0203641604 (electronic bk.)
9780203641606 (electronic bk.)
1841692859 (Cloth)