Applications of Cognitive Psychology: Problem Solving, Education, and Computing

Applications of Cognitive Psychology: Problem Solving, Education, and Computing

Applications of Cognitive Psychology: Problem Solving, Education, and Computing

Applications of Cognitive Psychology: Problem Solving, Education, and Computing

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In 1981, The Claremont Graduate School held what was to be the first of many annual conferences entitled, The Claremont Conference on Applied Cognitive Psychology. The purpose of this series of conferences has been to bring together cognitive psychologists from the academic, private, and government sectors who share an interest in applications of cognitive theory and research. It was our hope that these conferences would serve as a vehicle for initiating and maintaining an exchange between researchers in academic and applied settings. Closer to home, we intended these conferences to motivate a greater interest in applied research in cognitive psychology, as well as complement the focus of the Applied Cognitive Psychology Program at The Claremont Graduate School.

The purpose of this volume is to extend our goal and present this work to a larger audience. This volume includes 15 chapters on cognitive psychology applied to topics of problem solving, education, and computing. It is not new for experimental psychologists to study these topics. For example, much of William James' 1890 text, The Principles of Psychology, addresses psychological principles relevant to education and learning processes. However, the approach taken in the chapters in this volume is novel in that current theories and methodologies in cognitive psychology have been utilized to study interesting aspects of these real-world behaviors.

The decision to focus this volume on problem solving, education, and computing in no way implies that the range of applications of cognitive psychology is limited to these areas. This choice simply reflects our view that these are domains in which our input as cognitive psychologists is especially relevant. With the proliferation of the computer revolution in schools, in . . .

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