Using a Cognitive Architecture for Addressing the Question of Cognitive Universals in Cross-Cultural Psychology

  title={Using a Cognitive Architecture for Addressing the Question of Cognitive Universals in Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  author={Fernand R. Gobet},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={627 - 648}
  • F. Gobet
  • Published 14 May 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
A central theme in cross-cultural psychology is the extent to which cognitive mechanisms are universal, or, alternatively, are specific to a given culture. A new way to tackle this question is proposed: to use the same cognitive architecture, implemented as a computer program, for simulating phenomena in which individuals from different cultures perform a task familiar to their own culture. The CHREST architecture has simulated a number of empirical phenomena related to the Western board game… Expand

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