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Understanding/acceptance and adaptation: Is the non-normative thinking mode adaptive?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 April 2001

Jerwen Jou
Department of Psychology and Anthroplogy, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999


The finding of a correlation between normative responses to judgment and reasoning questions and cognitive capacity measures (SAT score) suggests that the cause of the non-normative responses is computational in nature. This actually is consistent with the rational competence view. The implications of this finding for the adaptation view of cognition are discussed.

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© 2000 Cambridge University Press

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