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