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Analogical Mapping and Reasoning

  • By: Daniel C. Krawczyk
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Reasoning by analogy is regarded as one of the most sophisticated aspects of abstract thinking. Analogies are systematic matches between two separate areas of knowledge that are based on common relationships shared by the two knowledge areas. For example, researcher Dedre ...