A cognitive complexity metric applied to cognitive development

  title={A cognitive complexity metric applied to cognitive development},
  author={Glenda Andrews and Graeme S. Halford},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
Two experiments tested predictions from a theory in which processing load depends on relational complexity (RC), the number of variables related in a single decision. Tasks from six domains (transitivity, hierarchical classification, class inclusion, cardinality, relative-clause sentence comprehension, and hypothesis testing) were administered to children aged 3-8 years. Complexity analyses indicated that the domains entailed ternary relations (three variables). Simpler binary-relation (two… CONTINUE READING
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