A rational analysis of alternating search and reflection strategies in problem solving

N Taatgen*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY
EditorsMG Shafto, P Langley
Place of PublicationMAHWAH
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates
Pages727-732
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-8058-2941-5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society - , Canada
Duration: 7-Aug-199710-Aug-1997

Other

Other19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society
CountryCanada
Period07/08/199710/08/1997

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