Cognition And Personal Structure

Overview

The 12 chapters in this anthology describe ten different computer programs designed to help quantify the knowledge systems people use as they assimilate different types of information. The programs range from one used to analyze the knowledge structures of experts (in almost any domain) to one which assesses knowledge of the self. The work described is clearly state-of-the-art, although the focus of the chapters is on the programs in a particular content domain. Consequently, the book provides a valuable source ...

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Overview

The 12 chapters in this anthology describe ten different computer programs designed to help quantify the knowledge systems people use as they assimilate different types of information. The programs range from one used to analyze the knowledge structures of experts (in almost any domain) to one which assesses knowledge of the self. The work described is clearly state-of-the-art, although the focus of the chapters is on the programs in a particular content domain. Consequently, the book provides a valuable source of information about a particular category of research tool. Choice

Cognition and Personal Structure describes in detail methods of collection and analysis to be used in the understanding of an individual's belief system or cognitive structures. The contents are diverse, clear, practical, and based on current methods. The contributors systematically discuss representative data collection methods and analysis procedures that can be used to explore the relationship between personal systems, cognition, and actions. In addition, each writer offers readers access to the computer programs that can be used to follow his or her methods for exploring cognitive structures. Most of the descriptions in the book are based on role repertory analysis methodology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275926069
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/20/1988
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES C. MANCUSO is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany.

MILDRED L.G. SHAW is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary.

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Table of Contents

A Constructivist Perspective on Assessing Personal Cognitive Structures by James C. Mancuso and Mildred L.G. Shaw

Modeling Cognitive Processes by Mildred L.G. Shaw and James C. Mancuso

Planet: A Computer- Based System for Personal Learning, Analysis, Negotiation, and Elicitation Techniques by Mildred L.G. Shaw and Brian R. Gaines

Ways of Assessing Functionally Independent Construction, Meaningfulness, and Construction in Hierarchy by Alvin W. Landfield and John E. Cannell

Omnigrid: A Program for the Construction, Administration, and Analysis of Repertory Grids by John Mitterer and Jack Adams-Webber

A Grid for Eliciting Expert Knowledge by John H. Boose

Idiothetic Methods for the Analysis of Behavioral Decision Making: Computer Applications by James Jaccard, Choi K. Wan, and Gregory Wood

The Galileo System: A Theory and Method for Analyzing Cognitive Processes by Joseph Woelfel

Characters in Search of an Author: The Self as a Narrative Structure by Richard Lehrer

Analyzing Cognitive Structures: An Application to Parent Role Systems by James C. Mancusco

Computer-Assessed Cognition in Psychiatric Settings: An Examination of the Issues by Richard M. Ashbrook, Will Spaulding, and Richard M. Ashbrook

Latent Variable Methods for Analyzing Grid Structures by Robert M. Pruzek

Author Index

Subject Index

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