%0 Generic
%A Taatgen, Niels A.
%D 1997
%E Shafto, Michael G.
%E Langley, Pat
%F cogprints:684
%I Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
%K problem solving, insight theory, dynamical systems, ACT-R, cognitive modelling, architectures of cognition, reversal-shift learning, learning
%P 727-732
%T A Rational Analysis of Alternating Search and Reflection Strategies in Problem Solving
%U http://cogprints.org/684/
%X 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.