David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In problem solving research insights into the relationship between monitoring and control in the transfer of complex skills remain impoverished. To address this, in four experiments participants solved two complex control tasks that were identical in structure but varied in presentation format. Participants learnt either to solve the second task, based on their original learning phase from the first task, or learnt to solve the second task, based on another participant’s learning phase. Experiment 1 showed that, under conditions in which participants’ learning phase was experienced twice, performance deteriorated in the second task. In contrast, when the learning phases in the first and second tasks differed, performance improved in the second task. Experiment 2 introduced instructional manipulations that induced the same response patterns as Experiment 1. In Experiment 3 further manipulations were introduced that biased the way participants evaluated the learning phase in the second task. In Experiment 4, judgments of self-efficacy were shown to track control performance. The implications of these findings for theories of complex skill acquisition are discussed.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Aldo Zanga & Jean-Fran (2004). Implicit Learning in Rule Induction and Problem Solving. Thinking and Reasoning 10 (1):55 – 83.
Magda Osman (2008). Observation Can Be as Effective as Action in Problem Solving. Cognitive Science 32 (1):162-183.
Timothy J. Nokes (2009). Mechanisms of Knowledge Transfer. Thinking and Reasoning 15 (1):1 – 36.
Cynthia Koenig & Richard Griggs (2004). Facilitation and Analogical Transfer in the THOG Task. Thinking and Reasoning 10 (4):355 – 370.
York Hagmayer, Björn Meder, Momme von Sydow & Michael R. Waldmann (2011). Category Transfer in Sequential Causal Learning: The Unbroken Mechanism Hypothesis. Cognitive Science 35 (5):842-873.
Muriel Vandenberghe, Nicolas Schmidt, Patrick Fery & Axel Cleeremans (2006). Can Amnesic Patients Learn Without Awareness? New Evidence Comparing Deterministic and Probabilistic Sequence Learning. Neuropsychologia 44 (10):1629-1641.
Simon M. Huttegger & Brian Skyrms (2008). Emergence of Information Transfer by Inductive Learning. Studia Logica 89 (2):237 - 256.
C. A. Seger (1998). Independent Judgment-Linked and Motor-Linked Forms of Artificial Grammar Learning. Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):259-284.
Reiko Yakushijin & Robert A. Jacobs (2011). Are People Successful at Learning Sequences of Actions on a Perceptual Matching Task? Cognitive Science 35 (5):939-962.
Peter F. Dominey (1997). Reducing Problem Complexity by Analogical Transfer. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):71-72.
Joseph R. Herkert (1997). Collaborative Learning in Engineering Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (4):447-462.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads16 ( #191,521 of 1,781,458 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #167,885 of 1,781,458 )
How can I increase my downloads?