The heuristic-analytic theory of reasoning: extension and evaluation.

@article{Evans2006TheHT,
  title={The heuristic-analytic theory of reasoning: extension and evaluation.},
  author={Jonathan S. Evans},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={378-95}
}
An extensively revised heuristic-analytic theory of reasoning is presented incorporating three principles of hypothetical thinking. The theory assumes that reasoning and judgment are facilitated by the formation of epistemic mental models that are generated one at a time (singularity principle) by preconscious heuristic processes that contextualize problems in such a way as to maximize relevance to current goals (relevance principle). Analytic processes evaluate these models but tend to accept… CONTINUE READING

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