The higher mental processes in The American Journal of Psychology

Richard A. Carlson

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Research on the higher mental processes throughout the history of The American Journal of Psychology is reviewed. The domains covered include reasoning, judgment and decision, problem solving, and metacognition. Within each domain, the earliest contributions to the Journal are discussed, as is the development of the research domain over time. The increasing refinement of research methods and theoretical tools over time is accompanied by much consistency in research questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-38
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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