Development of analogical problem-solving skill.

@article{Holyoak1984DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of analogical problem-solving skill.},
  author={Keith J. Holyoak and Ellen N. Junn and Daniel O. Billman},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1984},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={
          2042-55
        }
}
3 experiments were performed to assess children's ability to solve a problem by analogy to a superficially dissimilar situation. Preschoolers and fifth and sixth graders were asked to solve a problem that allowed multiple solutions. Some subjects were first read a story that included an analogous problem and its solution. When the mapping between the relations involved in the corresponding solutions was relatively simple, and the corresponding instruments were perceptually and functionally… CONTINUE READING
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