Using a cognitive architecture to examine what develops.

  title={Using a cognitive architecture to examine what develops.},
  author={Gary Jones and Frank E. Ritter and Dale J Wood},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={11 2},
Different theories of development propose alternative mechanisms by which development occurs. Cognitive architectures can be used to examine the influence of each proposed mechanism of development while keeping all other mechanisms constant. An ACT-R computational model that matched adult behavior in solving a 21-block pyramid puzzle was created. The model was modified in three ways that corresponded to mechanisms of development proposed by developmental theories. The results showed that all… CONTINUE READING
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