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Thinking

  • By: Linden J. Ball
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Thinking refers to the process of reasoning in order to reach a goal. In humans, this process typically involves combining externally derived information and prior knowledge so as to formulate and evaluate implications that may provide an answer to a question ...