Competing strategies in categorization: expediency and resistance to knowledge restructuring.

@article{Lewandowsky2000CompetingSI,
  title={Competing strategies in categorization: expediency and resistance to knowledge restructuring.},
  author={Stephan Lewandowsky and M. Kalish and Thomas L. Griffiths},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={
          1666-84
        }
}
The authors investigated people's ability to restructure their knowledge when additional information about a categorization task is revealed. In 2 experiments, people first learned to rely on a fairly accurate (but imperfect) predictor. At various points in training, a complex relationship between 2 other predictors was revealed in a schematic diagram that could support perfect performance. In Experiment 1, people adopted the complex strategy when it was revealed at the outset but were unable… CONTINUE READING

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