FORMAL REASONING By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the reasoning that we use that entails using operations of formal logic. See deductive reasoning; logic. FORMAL REASONING: "Formal reasoning uses formal logic." Related Psychology Terms RATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AXIOM DEDUCTION SYMBOLIC LOGIC CONDITIONAL REASONING ARISTOTELIAN PENDULUM PROBLEM DEDUCTIVE REASONING FORMAL FAL BEGGING THE QUESTION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FORMAL REASONING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/formal-reasoning/ (accessed October 30, 2020).