Cover: Comparative Studies of How People Think: An Introduction, from Harvard University PressCover: Comparative Studies of How People Think in PAPERBACK

Comparative Studies of How People Think

An Introduction

Add to Cart

Product Details


$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674152618

Publication Date: 01/01/1986


224 pages

15 line illustrations, 2 tables


Related Subjects

  • 1. Old Interests and New Demands
  • 2. The Normative Logic of Experimental Design
  • 3. What Happens When All Other Things Are Not Equal?
    • Obtaining Comparable Groups
    • Equivalence of Treatment for Different Groups
    • Limitations of Simple Descriptions of Group Differences
    • Relating Group Differences to Underlying Causes
  • 4. Comparing Tasks and Groups
    • Comparing Patterns of Performance
    • The Group by Task Interaction Approach
    • Training Studies
    • Cautionary Notes
  • 5. Model-Based Approaches
    • Qualitative Information-Processing Models
    • Computer Simulation Models
    • Mathematical Models
    • Functional Measurement
    • Advantages of Model-Based Research Strategies
    • Cautionary Notes
  • 6. From Laboratory to Life
    • Comparing Laboratory and Real-Life Tasks
    • Training Cognitive Processes
    • Training Tasks of Practical Importance
    • Value Judgments in Cognitive Research
    • On the Reference of Basic Research
  • Appendix: Statistical Issues in Comparative Research
    • Attempts to Control for Pre-existing Group Differences
    • Interpreting Group by Task Interactions
  • References
  • Notes
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Marking the 75th Anniversary of Independence from British Rule

August 14 and August 15 mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of independence from British rule for Pakistan and India, respectively. Inextricably linked to the birth of these two South Asian nations is the 1947 Partition of the subcontinent that tragically accompanied the end of British colonialism.