JMU Professor To Research Rationality

$1 Million Grant Funds Development Of Test

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Posted: March 20, 2013

Richard West, professor emeritus of graduate psychology at James Madison University, and another professor from Canada were awarded a $1 million grant for research on critical thinking. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Professor Richard West, who is studying rationality, says most people are “cognitive misers’’ in making decisions.
HARRISONBURG — Even a Mensa membership card may not give you a pass on a test being crafted by a James Madison University professor, which will gauge what he says IQ tests can’t — rationality.

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