Analogical Learning and Reasoning

Dedre Gentner, Linsey A. Smith

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Analogy is a kind of similarity in which the same system of relations holds across different objects. Analogies thus capture parallels across different situations. When such a common structure is found, then what is known about one situation can be used to infer new information about the other. This chapter describes the processes involved in analogicalreasoning, reviews foundational research and recent developments in the field, and proposes new avenues of investigation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology
EditorsDaniel Reisberg
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780195376746
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameOxford Library of Psychology


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