Accession Number : ADA187256

Title :   Mechanisms of Analogical Learning.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Gentner, Dedre

PDF Url : ADA187256

Report Date : 01 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : It is widely agreed that similarity and analogy are important in transfer of learning. Recent research suggests that different kinds of similarity enter into different parts of the transfer process. For example, access to long-term memory is more influenced by surface similarity than is analogical inference once an analogy is present. In this paper I decompose similarity-based transfer into separate subprocesses and compare how different kinds of similarity affect each of these processes. Keywords: Similarity, Transfer, Analogical mapping, Analogical soundness, Access.

Descriptors :   *TRANSFER OF TRAINING, ACCESS, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE