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Pierre Barrouillet and Caroline Gauffroy have edited a book ‘The Development of Thinking and Reasoning’ (2013, Routledge) which is described as follows:

“The first part of the book illustrates how modern approaches to the study of thinking and reasoning have gone beyond the Piagetian legacy: through the investigation of avenues previously not explored, and by demonstrating that young children have higher capacities than was assumed within the Piagetian tradition. The second part focuses upon theoretical and empirical investigations of the interplay between logic and intuition in reasoning and decision making, and how these forms of thinking evolve with age, through the general framework of what is known as dual-process theories. Contrary to Piaget’s claim, it becomes apparent that elaborate adult reasoning could rely on some form of intuition.”

It contains the following contributions:

Pierre Barrouillet & Caroline Gauffroy From Piaget to Dual-Process Theories: The Complexities of Thinking and Reasoning Development

David Moshman Epistemic Cognition and Development.

Julie E. Meehan & Ruth M.J. Byrne The Development of the Rational Imagination: How Children Create Counterfactual Alternatives to Reality.

Usha Goswami The Development of Reasoning by Analogy.

Henry Markovits The Development of Abstract Conditional Reasoning.

Pierre Barrouillet & Caroline Gauffroy Dual Processes and Mental Models in the Development of Conditional Reasoning.

Kinga Morsanyi & Simon J. Handley Heuristics and Biases – Insights from Developmental Studies.

Paul Klackzynski Culture and Developments in Heuristics and Biases from Preschool through Adolescence: Challenges and Implications for Social development.

Valerie F. Reyna Intuition, Reasoning and Development: A Fuzzy-Trace Theory.

Carlos F. Gomes & Charles J. Brainerd Dual Processes in the Development of Reasoning: The Memory Side of the Theory.

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