The shallow processing of logical negation

 

Autores
Macbeth, Guillermo Eduardo; Razumiejczyk, Eugenia; Crivello, María del Carmen; Fioramonti, Mauro Bruno; Pereyra Girardi, Carolina Iris
Tipo de recurso
artículo
Estado
Versión publicada
Año de publicación
2013
País
Argentina
Institución
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Repositorio
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Descripción
The aim of this study is to introduce a novel reasoning phenomenon concerned with the shallow processing of negation in the context of sentential reasoning. By analogy to other psychological explanations that account for superficial responses with conditionals, this study proposes an account for biconditionals derived from a recent theory of negation. This theory predicts that the psychological use of negation returns small scope products. This would happen because the human mind tends to avoid the working memory overload by simplifying its reasoning processes. A within-subjects experimental design was applied to test this conjecture. Results were consistent with such small scope negation prediction. The obtained evidence extends the observation of shallow reasoning processes to the negation of conjunctions and disjunctions that take the form of biconditionals. The results of this study support a mental models approach to account for the psychology of logical negation.
Idioma
inglés
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/7781
Enlace del recurso
http://hdl.handle.net/11336/7781
Nivel de acceso
Acceso abierto
Materia
reasoning
logic
negation
cognition
shallow
processing
Psicología
Psicología
CIENCIAS SOCIALES