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The dynamics of development: Challenges for Bayesian rationality

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 February 2009

Nils Straubinger
Affiliation:
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, 14195, Germany. straubinger@mpib-berlin.mpg.decokely@mpib-berlin.mpg.dejstevens@mpib-berlin.mpg.dewww-abc.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/users/jstevens/
Edward T. Cokely
Affiliation:
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, 14195, Germany. straubinger@mpib-berlin.mpg.decokely@mpib-berlin.mpg.dejstevens@mpib-berlin.mpg.dewww-abc.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/users/jstevens/
Jeffrey R. Stevens
Affiliation:
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, 14195, Germany. straubinger@mpib-berlin.mpg.decokely@mpib-berlin.mpg.dejstevens@mpib-berlin.mpg.dewww-abc.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/users/jstevens/

Abstract

Oaksford & Chater (O&C) focus on patterns of typical adult reasoning from a probabilistic perspective. We discuss implications of extending the probabilistic approach to lifespan development, considering the role of working memory, strategy use, and expertise. Explaining variations in human reasoning poses a challenge to Bayesian rational analysis, as it requires integrating knowledge about cognitive processes.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2009

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