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A Rational Analysis of Alternating Search and Reflection Strategies in Problem Solving

Taatgen, Niels A. (1997) A Rational Analysis of Alternating Search and Reflection Strategies in Problem Solving. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

In this paper two approaches to problem solving, search and reflection, are discussed, and combined in two models, both based on rational analysis (Anderson, 1990). The first model is a dynamic growth model, which shows that alternating search and reflection is a rational strategy. The second model is a model in ACT-R, which can discover and revise strategies to solve simple problems. Both models exhibit the explore-insight pattern normally attributed to insight problem solving.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:problem solving, insight theory, dynamical systems, ACT-R, cognitive modelling, architectures of cognition, reversal-shift learning, learning
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Computer Science > Machine Learning
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
ID Code:684
Deposited By:Taatgen, Niels
Deposited On:15 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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