Developmental changes in probabilistic reasoning: The role of cognitive capacity, instructions, thinking styles and relevant knowledge

Thinking and Reasoning 17 (3):315 - 350 (2011)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In three experiments we explored developmental changes in probabilistic reasoning, taking into account the effects of cognitive capacity, thinking styles, and instructions. Normative responding increased with grade levels and cognitive capacity in all experiments, and it showed a negative relationship with superstitious thinking. The effect of instructions (in Experiments 2 and 3) was moderated by level of education and cognitive capacity. Specifically, only higher-grade students with higher cognitive capacity benefited from instructions to reason on the basis of logic. The implications of these findings for research on the development of probabilistic reasoning are also discussed



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,139

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Thought styles: critical essays on good taste.Mary Douglas - 1996 - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
The role of judgement.Michael Luntley - 2005 - Philosophical Explorations 8 (3):281 – 295.


Added to PP

61 (#252,197)

6 months
9 (#235,983)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references