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Similarity and Analogical Reasoning - Stella Vosniadou

Similarity and Analogical Reasoning

By: Stella Vosniadou (Editor), Andrew Ortony (Editor)

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Published: 11th December 1989
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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.

Preface
Similarity and analogical reasoning: a synthesis
Similarity and the Structure of Concepts
Similarity, typicality, and categorization
Similarity and decision making
Intraconcept similarity and its implications for interconcept similarity
Two-tiered concept meaning, inferential matching, and conceptual cohesiveness
From global similarities to kinds of similarities: the construction of dimensions in development
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Psychological essentialism
Analogical Reasoning
The mechanisms of analogical learning
A computational model of analogical problem solving
Use of analogy in production system architecture
Toward a microstructural account of human reasoning
Analogy and the exercise of creativity
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Levels of description in information-processing theories of analogy
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The role of explanation in analogy; or, the curse of an alluring name
Similarity and Analogy in Development, Learning and Instruction
Analogical learning and transfer: what develops?
Analogical reasoning as a mechanism in knowledge acquisition: a developmental perspective
Remindings in learning and instruction
New approaches to instruction: because wisdom can't be told
Multiple analogies for complex concepts: antidotes for analogy-induced misconception in advanced knowledge acquisition
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The activation and acquisition of knowledge
Afterword
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521389358
ISBN-10: 0521389356
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 11th December 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.57  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.82