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The Double Disjunction Task as a Coordination Problem

Jacot, Justine LU (2012) Logic and Cognition In Proceedings of the Logic & Cognition Workshop at ESSLLI 2012 p.27-37
Abstract
In this paper I present the double disjunction task as introduced by Johnson-Laird. This experiment is meant to show how mental model theory explains the discrepancy between logical competence and logical performance of individuals in deductive reasoning. I review the results of the task and identify three problems in the way the task is designed, that all fall under a lack of coordination between the subject and the experimenter, and an insufficient representation of the semantic/pragmatic interface. I then propose a reformulation of the task, that makes explicit the underlying semantic reasoning and emphasizes the difference of interpretation of the DDT between the experimenter and the subjects.
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Logic, Cognition, Propositional Reasoning, Mental Models Theory
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Proceedings of the Logic & Cognition Workshop at ESSLLI 2012
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Adam, Mickiewicz and
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27 - 37
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Logic and Cognition
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English
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  abstract     = {In this paper I present the double disjunction task as introduced by Johnson-Laird. This experiment is meant to show how mental model theory explains the discrepancy between logical competence and logical performance of individuals in deductive reasoning. I review the results of the task and identify three problems in the way the task is designed, that all fall under a lack of coordination between the subject and the experimenter, and an insufficient representation of the semantic/pragmatic interface. I then propose a reformulation of the task, that makes explicit the underlying semantic reasoning and emphasizes the difference of interpretation of the DDT between the experimenter and the subjects.},
  author       = {Jacot, Justine},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the Logic & Cognition Workshop at ESSLLI 2012},
  editor       = {Adam, Mickiewicz},
  keyword      = {Logic,Cognition,Propositional Reasoning,Mental Models Theory},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {27--37},
  publisher    = {CEUR},
  title        = {The Double Disjunction Task as a Coordination Problem},
  year         = {2012},
}