DEDUCTIVE REASONING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Logical reasoning where the conclusion follows a set of premises. See logic- top-down analysis. DEDUCTIVE REASONING: "Joe used deductive reasoning to find the answer to the problem." Related Psychology Terms SYLLOGISM TWO-PLUS-TWO PHENOMENON FORMAL REASONING SYMBOLIC LOGIC REASONING DEDUCTION FALLACY ARGUMENT QUANTITY RATIONALITY OF EMOTIONS SELF-CONTRADICTION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEDUCTIVE REASONING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deductive-reasoning/ (accessed December 10, 2019).