A process model of causal reasoning in comprehension

Charles R. Fletcher, Charles R. Fletcher

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During the past fifteen years cognitive and educational psychologists have spent a great deal of time and energy trying to discover the psychological processes involved in understanding a text (see e.g., van Dijk and Kintsch, 1983; Just and Carpenter, 1987; Spiro, Bruce, and Brewer, 1980). Interest in this problem has been motivated in part by its theoretical richness and in part by its practical significance. There can be no doubt that an accurate, detailed theory of comprehension would both enrich our understanding of the mind and have a profound impact on educational practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-66
Number of pages22
JournalReading Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989

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