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Published by Psychology Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Cognitive psychology,
  • Genetic psychology

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement[edited by] David E. Over.
SeriesCurrent issues in thinking and reasoning, Current issues in thinking & reasoning.
ContributionsOver, D. E., 1946-
LC ClassificationsBF201 .E94 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3555079M
ISBN 101841692859
LC Control Number2002010079

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