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The Adaptive Character of Thought


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The Adaptive Character of Thought - Anderson, John R, Do
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This important volume examines the phenomena of cognition from an adaptive perspective. Rather than adhering to the typical practice in cognitive psychology of trying to predict behavior from a model of cognitive mechanisms, this book develops a number of models that successfully predict behavior from the structure of the environment to which cognition is adapted. The methodology -- called rational analysis -- involves specifying the information-processing goals of the system, the structure of the environment, and the ...

The Adaptive Character of Thought 2015, Psychology Press

ISBN-13: 9781138988743

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The Adaptive Character of Thought 1990, Psychology Press

ISBN-13: 9780805804195