Understanding, evaluating, and producing arguments: Training is necessary for reasoning skills

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (2):80-81 (2011)

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Maralee Harrell
Carnegie Mellon University
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This commentary suggests that the general population has much less reasoning skill than is claimed by Mercier & Sperber (M&S). In particular, many studies suggest that the skills of understanding, evaluating, and producing arguments are generally poor in the population of people who have not had specific training
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