Chapter 8. Possibilities and Probabilities

  1. Dr David Hardman4 and
  2. Professor Laura Macchi5
  1. Professor Paolo Legrenzi Professor of Cognitive Psychology1,
  2. Professor Vittorio Girotto2,
  3. Professor Maria Sonino Legrenzi and
  4. Professor Philip N. Johnson-Laird3

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001332X.ch8

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

Thinking: Psychological Perspectives on Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making

How to Cite

Legrenzi, P., Girotto, V., Legrenzi, M. S. and Johnson-Laird, P. N. (2003) Possibilities and Probabilities, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Architecture, University Institute of Architecture of Venice, Italy

  2. 2

    LPC CNRS, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence 13100, France, and Department of Arts and Design, University of Architecture, Venice, Italy

  3. 3

    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

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:

  • extensional and non-extensional reasoning;
  • possibilities and probabilities;
  • experimental tests of the theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Extensional and Non-extensional Reasoning

  • The Theory of Mental Models and Extensional Probabilities

  • Experimental Tests of the Theory

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References