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Reasoning and argument in psychology

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Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in London, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology -- Authorship,
  • Reasoning (Psychology),
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric),
  • Academic writing

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPhilip Brian Bell, Phillip James Staines.
    ContributionsStaines, Phillip James.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF78 .B45 1979
    The Physical Object
    Pagination217 p. ;
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4116214M
    ISBN 100710007124
    LC Control Number80041280

    Rather than establishing a true cause-effect relationship, speakers more often set up a correlation, which means there is a relationship between two things but there are other contextual influences. Validity Main article: Validity Arguments may be either valid or invalid. When speakers attempt to argue for a particular course of action based on potential positive or negative consequences that may result, they are using causal reasoning. Red herring. There is a high probability that the woman in the neighboring apartment is shouting. Every time you eat peanuts, you start to cough.

    Examples should be sufficient, typical, and representative to warrant a strong argument. You can see inductive reasoning used in the following speech excerpt from President George W. The initial point of inductive reasoning is the conclusion. The syllogism is a form of deductive reasoning in which two statements reach a logical conclusion.

    Definition of Deductive Reasoning Deductive Reasoning means a form of logic in which specific inferences are drawn from multiple premises general statements. Inductive reasoning can be useful when an audience disagrees with your proposition. The minor premise is presumed true because Socrates looks and acts like other individuals we know to be human. Socrates is mortal. Using inductive reasoning, speakers reach conclusions through the citation of examples. People often use fallacies in arguments, usually without knowing it.


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Reasoning and argument in psychology book

Bringing up socialism during an argument about nationalized health care is an example of a red herring fallacy. Deductive reasoning refers to arguments that derive specifics from what is already known and includes syllogisms. Like it? When I was in high school, teachers used to say that wearing baseball caps would make us go bald when we got older.

Causal Inference Joe leaves home at in the morning and arrives late for work, based on which he concludes that he will be late for work every time he leaves at In English the words therefore, so, because and hence typically separate the premises from the conclusion of an argument, but this is not necessarily so.

We also discussed the importance of evaluating the strength of a warrant, because strong warrants are usually more persuasive. Well, we're looking for good writers who want to spread the word.

Advertisers spend millions of dollars to get celebrities and athletes to sell us their products because of the persuasive potential these stars carry in their persona, not in their ability to argue a point. Therefore one assumes that Joe also likes to read.

Exemplar Reasoning : using an example. Butterfly Logic : How people often argue. Julie is a young girl. All chickens in this area must be brown. Superstitious beliefs often exemplify the false cause fallacy. In this example, the first statement uses categorical reasoningsaying that all carrot-eaters are definitely quarterbacks.

Examples and Observations "The circular argument uses its own conclusion as one of its stated or unstated premises.

Practically every house on South Street is falling apart. Arguing from examples to support a conclusion; includes reasoning by analogy. They can have part to whole relations, extrapolationsor predictions.

Despite the fact that this form of argument is fallacious, it is obviously quite effective. Deductive Reasoning Deductive reasoning Arguments that derive specifics from what is already know.

Informal arguments are sometimes implicit. In inductive reasoning, there are certain possibilities that the conclusion drawn can be false, even if the all the assumptions are true.

The validity of an argument is not a guarantee of the truth of its conclusion. Slippery Slope The slippery slope fallacy occurs when a person argues that one action will inevitably lead to a series of other actions.

A syllogism is an example of deductive reasoning that is commonly used when teaching logic. A occurs before B. An example of deduction can be seen in the scientific method when testing hypotheses and theories. Some authors especially in earlier literature use the term sound as synonymous with valid.

In other words, the conclusion must be true if the premises are true. Conclusion To sum up, inductive and deductive reasoning are the two kinds of logic, which are used in the field of research to develop the hypothesis, so as to arrive at a conclusion, on the basis of information, which is believed to be true.

According to the neo-Piagetian theories of cognitive developmentchanges in reasoning with development come from increasing working memory capacity, increasing speed of processingand enhanced executive functions and control.

Every cat that you've observed purrs.Deductive reasoning, strictly speaking, involves arguments whereby, if the premises are true, then the conclusions must also be hildebrandsguld.com a deductive argument, the conclusions flow directly from the premises given (Walton,p.

).Or, as Lee et al. (, p. 2) describe it, In deductive logic, a conclusion follows inescapably from one or more of the premises.

Books shelved as logic-reasoning: Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos, Introduction to Logic by Irving M. Copi. "The book is clearly structured and easy and interesting to read. All major arguments, positions and empirical studies relevant to the topic are discussed " —Theory & Psychology "This book gives the definitive account of the relation between reasoning ability and intelligence." —Philip Johnson-Laird.

Princeton University. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. We hope this volume will interest students of reasoning in philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science and that it will inspire the teaching of interdisciplinary courses on reasoning.

Circular Reasoning

Readers will, of course, find their way to those sections of the book most relevant to their interests, but we have. Circular reasoning in informal logic is an argument that commits the logical fallacy of assuming what it is attempting to prove.

Circular reasoning in informal logic is an argument that commits the logical fallacy of assuming what it is attempting to prove. Menu. Home. Circular Reasoning Definition and Examples.