Formal assessment of problem-solving and planning processes in preschool children

  title={Formal assessment of problem-solving and planning processes in preschool children},
  author={D. Klahr and M. Robinson},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  • D. Klahr, M. Robinson
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Abstract While much is known about adult problem-solving, the materials, analyses, and theoretical issues from the adult literature rarely make contact with the tasks typically used to investigate children's thinking. This paper examines the behavior of 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old children attempting to solve a novel variant of the Tower of Hanoi task. Problems varied in difficulty (one to seven moves for the minimum path solution) and in goal type: tower (all objects on one peg) or flat (all pegs… CONTINUE READING
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