Similarity and Analogical Reasoning

  • Publish Date: 1989-07-28
  • Binding: Paperback
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Similarity and analogy are fundamental in human cognition but to understand them requires the integration of theory and data from diverse domains This inter disciplinary volume explores current developments in research and theory from psychological computational and educational perspectives and considers their implications for learning instruction The contributors examine the psychological processes involved in reasoning by similarity and analogy the computational problems encountered in simulating analogical processing in problem solving and the conditions promoting the application of analogical reasoning in everyday situations Similarity and analogy are fundamental in human cognition They are crucial for recognition and classification and have been associated with scientific discovery and creativity Any adequate understanding of similarity and analogy requires the integration of theory and data from diverse domains This interdisciplinary volume explores current development in research and theory from psychological computational and educational perspectives and considers their implications for learning and instruction The distinguished contributors examine the psychological processes involved in reasoning by similarity and analogy the computational problems encountered in simulating analogical processing in problem solving and the conditions promoting the application of analogical reasoning in everyday situations



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