Integrating the mind: domain general versus domain specific processes in higher cognition

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There are currently several debates taking place simultaneously in various fields of psychology which address the same fundamental issue: to what extent are the processes and resources that underlie higher cognition domain-general versus domain-specific? Extreme Domain Specificity argues that people are effective thinkers only in contexts which they have directly experienced, or in which evolution has equipped them with effective solutions. The role of general cognitive abilities is ignored, or denied altogether.

This book evaluates the evidence and arguments put forward in support of domain specific cognition, at the expense of domain generality. The contributions reflect a range of expertise, and present research into logical reasoning, problem solving, judgement and decision making, cognitive development, and intelligence. The contributors suggest that domain general processes are essential, and that domain specific processes cannot function without them. Rather than continuing to divide the mind's function into ever more specific units, this book argues that psychologists should look for greater integration and for people's general cognitive skills to be viewed as an integral part of their lives.

Integrating the Mind will be valuable reading for students and researchers in psychology interested in the fields of cognition, cognitive development, intelligence and skilled behaviour.

 

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table_of_contents Contextual facilitation methodology as a means of investigating domain specific cognition / Maxwell J. Roberts -- To what extent do social contracts affect performance on Wason's selection task? / Ira A. Noveck, Hugo Mercier, and Jean-Baptiste Van der Henst -- What sorts of reasoning modules have been provided by evolution? Some experiments conducted among Tukano speakers in Brazilian Amazônia concerning reasoning about conditional propositions and about conditional probabilities / David P. O'Brien, Antônio Roazzi, Renato Athias, and Maria do Carmo Brandão -- Content-independent conditional inference / David E. Over -- Ontological commitments and domain specific categorisation / Steven Sloman, Tania Lombrozo, and Barbara Malt -- Perspectives on the "tools" of decision-making / Ben R. Newell and David R. Shanks -- Domain general contributions to social reasoning : the perspective from cognitive neuroscience / Margaret C. McKinnon, Brian Levine, and Morris Moscovitch -- Explaining the domain generality of human cognition / Keith Stenning and Michiel van Lambalgen -- Domain general processes in higher cognition : analogical reasoning, schema induction and capacity limitations / Graeme S. Halford and Glenda Andrews -- A competence-procedural and developmental approach to logical reasoning / Willis F. Overton and Anthony Steven Dick -- Less specificity in higher cognitive mechanisms : evidence from theory of mind / Keith R. Happaney and Philip David Zelazo -- Interactions between domain general and domain specific processes in the development of children's theories of mind / Louis J. Moses and Mark A. Sabbagh -- Do we need a number sense? / Kelly S. Mix and Catherine M. Sandhofer -- Do problem solvers need to be intelligent? / Maxwell J. Roberts -- Creativity : specialised expertise or general cognitive processes? / Dean Keith Simonton -- The CASE for a general factor in intelligence / Philip Adey -- Innovation, fatal accidents, and the evolution of general intelligence / Linda S. Gottfredson -- Heritability and the nomological network of 'g' / Nathan Brody -- Cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of the law of general intelligence / Christopher F. Chabris.
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