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Two sorts of reasoning: deductive vs. inductive reasoning

The distinction between deductive and inductive reasoning is introduced.

Up until now, we have been purely focused on logical reasoning and drawing valid conclusions from claims and evidence. As you might have gathered however, there is far more to human reasoning than this.

Having discussed deductive reasoning, Rob now contrasts deductive reasoning with inductive reasoning and provides an example of what it means to reason inductively.

Having provided examples of both kinds reasoning, it is now your turn to think of others that crop up when we go about our daily routines.

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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: An Experimental Science

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