Towards a Theory of Thinking

Building Blocks for a Conceptual Framework

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ISBN: 978-3-642-03128-1 (Print) 978-3-642-03129-8 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix

  2. Perspectives on Thinking

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-21

      Problem Solving

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      Pages 23-33

      Heuristic Bias, Conflict, and Rationality in Decision-Making

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      Pages 35-48

      Analogical Processes in Human Thinking and Learning

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      Pages 49-58

      A Gestalt Perspective on the Psychology of Thinking

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      Pages 59-70

      Thought and Reality

  3. Components of Thinking

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      Pages 72-72

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      Pages 73-101

      Categorization and Object Shape

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      Pages 103-121

      Comparison

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      Pages 123-134

      Causal Thinking

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      Pages 135-146

      Conditionals: Their Meaning and Their use in Reasoning

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      Pages 147-160

      Thinking and Memory

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      Pages 161-175

      Perception and the Brain

  4. Onto- and Phylogenetic Considerations

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      Pages 178-178

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      Pages 179-187

      A Developmental Perspective on Modularity

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      Pages 189-201

      Theory of Mind

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      Pages 203-214

      The Development of Metacognitive Competences

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      Pages 215-230

      Understanding Apes to Understand Humans: The Case of Object-Object Relations

  5. Language, Emotion, Culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233

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      Pages 233-250

      Socializing Cognition

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      Pages 251-259

      Thinking and Language

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      Pages 261-277

      Thinking and Emotion: Affective Modulation of Cognitive Processing Modes

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      Pages 279-288

      Cultural Differences in Thinking Styles

  6. Modeling and Neurobiological Aspects

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      Pages 290-290

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      Pages 291-322

      Natural Selection in the Brain

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