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Analogical Reasoning, Models of Development

  • By: Robert G. Morrison
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Analogical reasoning involves a structured comparison, or mapping, between one situation (source) and another (target). Analogy is a powerful means for people to learn about new situations based on their prior understanding of the world. ...