- Alex Huynh, Univ. of Waterloo
- Igor Grossmann, Univ. of Waterloo
Present studies investigate how explaining political issues (e.g., healthcare, gun control) during the 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential elections impacts reasoning process. Results suggest that explanatory roles can promote more inclusive /Socratic styles of reasoning, over didactic/Sophist forms of reasoning, highlighting the role of generative motivations and self-investment in this process.