Publications prior to 1990

Listed on this page are journal articles on mental models in reasoning prior to 1990 supplied by individual researchers
(originally posted on the former mental models website)

Black, A., Freeman, P., & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1986).  Plausibility and the comprehension of text. British Journal of Psychology, 77, 51- 62.

Byrne, R.M.J. (1989). Suppressing valid inferences with conditionals. Cognition, 361-83.

Byrne, R.M.J. (1989). Everyday reasoning with conditional sequences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 41A, 141-166.

Byrne, R.M.J. & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1989). Spatial reasoning. Journal of Memory & Language, 28, 564-575.

Ehrlich, K., & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1982).   Spatial descriptions and referential continuity. Journal of Verbal Learning and  Verbal Behavior, 21, 296-306.

Garnham, A., Oakhill, J., & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1982).  Referential  discontinuity and the coherence of discourseCognition, 11,   29-46.

Girotto, V. & Legrenzi, P. (1989). Mental representation and hypothetico-deductive reasoning: The case of the THOG problem. Psychological Research, 51, 129-135.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1972). The three-term series problemCognition, 1, 57-82.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1980). Mental models in cognitive scienceCognitive Science, 4, 71, 115.  (Reprinted in D.A. Norman, Ed., Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Norwood, N.J.:  Ablex, 1981).

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1981). Cognition, computers and mental modelsCognition, 10, 139-143.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1981). Comprehension as the construction of mental models.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, 295, 353-374.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1982). Ninth Bartlett Memorial Lecture:  Thinking as a skillQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 34A, 1-29. (Revised version reprinted in In J. St. B.T. Evans (Editor)   Thinking and Reasoning: Psychological Approaches.  London:    Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983;  Translated In M. Carretero and J.A.G. Madruga, Eds., Lecturas de psicologia del pensamiento, Madrid:  Alianza Editorial, 1984.)

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1983). Immagini, proposizioni, e modelli.  Ricerche di Psicologia, 25, 37-71, 1983.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1983). Reference and mental models.  Studi di grammatica Italiani:  percezione del linguaggio, 381-425. 1983.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1985). Human and computer reasoningTrends in NeuroSciences, 8, 54-57.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1986). How is meaning mentally represented?  Versus, 44/45, 99-118.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1987). Reasoning, imagining, and creating.  Bulletin of the British    Psychological Society, 40, 121-129, 1987.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1988). A case for imagination in human reasoning.  Editorial.  Logic, 3 (3), 2.

Johnson-Laird, P.N., & Bara, B.G.  (1984). Syllogistic Inference.  Cognition,16, 1-61.

Johnson-Laird, P.N., & Bara, B.G. (1984).  Logical expertise as a cause of  error. Cognition, 17, 183-184.

Johnson-Laird, P.N. & Byrne, R.M.J. (1989).  Only reasoning.  Journal Memory & Language, 28,313-330, 1989.

Johnson-Laird, P.N., Byrne, R.M.J., & Tabossi, P. (1989).   Reasoning by model: the case  of multiple quantification.  Psychological Review, 96, 658-673, 1989.

Johnson-Laird, P.N., & Garnham, A.  (1980). Descriptions and discourse models. Linguistics & Philosophy, 3, 371-393.

Johnson-Laird, P.N.,  Oakhill, J., & Bull, D.  (1986). Children’s syllogistic reasoning.   Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,   38A,  35-58.

Johnson-Laird, P.N., & Steedman, M.J. (1978).  The psychology of syllogisms. Cognitive Psychology, 10, 64-99.

Mani, K., & Johnson-Laird, P.N., (1982).   The mental representation of spatial descriptions.   Memory & Cognition, 10, 181-7.

Oakhill, J.V., & Johnson-Laird, P.N.(1984).  Representation of spatial descriptions in working memory.  Current Psychological  Research and Reviews, 3, 52-62.

Oakhill, J.V., & Johnson-Laird, P.N., (1985).  Rationality, memory, and the   search for counterexamples.  Cognition, 20, 79-94.

Oakhill, J.V., & Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1985). The effects of belief on the spontaneous production of syllogistic conclusions.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 37A, 553-569.

Oakhill, J., Johnson-Laird, P.N., & Garnham, A. (1989).   Believability and syllogistic reasoning.   Cognition, 31, 117-140.

Quelhas, C. (1987). Mental models and inference errors in paranoide schizophrenic patients. Acta Psiquiátrica Portuguesa, vol. 33, 3: 99-104.

Quelhas, C. (1988). Serão os erros lógicos bons indicadores  para o reconhecimento social dos esquizofrénicos paranóides? Actas del Congresso Hispano Português de Psiquiatria: 41-49.

Quelhas, C. (1988). Lógica na cognição esquizofrénica. Análise Psicológica, 2 (VI): 225-234.

Quelhas, C. (1988). Modelos mentais e inferências condicionais. Actas do III Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística: 447-461.

The aim is for this list to be a complete and accurate one. If you believe it omits some relevant references or contains inaccuracies, please add the details in a post on this site.

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