Reasoning and Rationality: A Critique of Some Experimental Paradigms

@inproceedings{Wetherick1995ReasoningAR,
  title={Reasoning and Rationality: A Critique of Some Experimental Paradigms},
  author={Norman E. Wetherick},
  year={1995}
}
This paper considers certain experimental tasks used by cognitive psychologists, performance on which has been thought to show that intelligent and able human subjects are `irrational'. It is argued that the responses judged to be `correct' (which the subjects usually fail to give) are so only in a pedantic sense. They are the responses that would follow if thinking was in accord with some simple abstract model and if it could legitimately be claimed that following the model constituted… CONTINUE READING