Chapter Nine. Conversational Processes in Reasoning and Explanation

  1. Abraham Tesser and
  2. Norbert Schwarz
  1. Denis J. Hilton and
  2. Ben R. Slugoski

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998519.ch9

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intraindividual Processes

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intraindividual Processes

How to Cite

Hilton, D. J. and Slugoski, B. R. (2001) Conversational Processes in Reasoning and Explanation, in Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intraindividual Processes (eds A. Tesser and N. Schwarz), Blackwell Publishers Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470998519.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210337

Online ISBN: 9780470998519

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Keywords:

  • conversational processes;
  • cognitive processes;
  • mental processes;
  • cognitive deficiencies;
  • rationality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A New Look at Rationality: The Logic of Conversation

  • An Attributional Model of Conversational Inference: Rationality in Interpretation and Reasoning

  • Conversational Processes and Causal Explanation

  • Closing the Circle: Thinking as Inner Speech

  • Conclusions