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Various quirks of the psycho-logical

Here we introduce the next class exercise
Cartoon figures of boy and dog peeping out of vases
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Now is time to get more of a feeling for other sorts of thinking puzzles that cognitive psychologists have focused on in attempting to uncover how humans reason.
The primary intention is to examine further the conditions under which people do reason in a rational way, and to also establish conditions when they don’t.

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If you do go digging further on this topic then you will soon discover that the basic issues remain contentious and there is still thriving debate over how best to think about what the experimental evidence is telling us.

Class Exercise

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