Chapter 4. Superordinate Principles, Conditions and Conditionals

  1. Dr David Hardman3 and
  2. Professor Laura Macchi4
  1. Dr Neil Fairley1 and
  2. Professor Ken Manktelow2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001332X.ch4

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

How to Cite

Fairley, N. and Manktelow, K. (2003) Superordinate Principles, Conditions and Conditionals, in Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making (eds D. Hardman and L. Macchi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047001332X.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan University, Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT, UK

  2. 4

    Facoltà e Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1, 20126 Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK

  2. 2

    Psychology Division, MC Block, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1SB, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471494577

Online ISBN: 9780470013328

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Keywords:

  • role of problem content in human reasoning;
  • SuperP construct;
  • knowledge and reasoning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Content Effects

  • From Contents to Contexts

  • Knowledge and Reasoning: Extending the Perspective Effect

  • Knowledge and Reasoning: Studies of Superordinate Principles (SuperPs)

  • Extending SuperP: Contexts and Consequences

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References