An Extended Theory of Human Problem Solving

  title={An Extended Theory of Human Problem Solving},
  author={Pat Langley and Seth Rogers},
Human problem solving has long been a central topic in cognitive science. We review the established theory in this area and note some phenomena it does not address. In response, we present an extended framework, cast within a theory of the cognitive architecture, that provides one account of these phenomena and that we illustrate using the familiar Tower of Hanoi puzzle. We conclude by discussing other extensions to the standard theory and directions for future research. Introductory Remarks… CONTINUE READING
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