Continuing Commentary Commentary on Stanovich, K. E. and West, R. F. “Individual differences in reasoning: Implications for the rationality debate?” BBS 23(5):645–726 [October 2000]
Individual differences transcend the rationality debate
Elizabeth J. Newton a1andMaxwell J. Roberts a2 a1 Department of Human Communication Science, University College London, London, WC1N 1PF, United Kingdom
firstname.lastname@example.org a2 Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
Individual differences are indeed an important aid to our understanding of human cognition, but the importance of the rationality debate is open to question. An understanding of the process involved, and how and why differences occur, is fundamental to our understanding of human reasoning and decision making.