Accession Number:

ADA138787

Title:

A Unified Model of Attention and Problem Solving.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The concept of production-executing machines has been used to construct a number of simulations of human problem solving. With a few exceptions the simulations have been of problem solving in situations in which there is no real-time pressure to respond. Such situations are typical of the paradigms used to study attention and performance. A model of production selection and execution has been developed that subsumes the previous problem solving models and that can be applied to real-time situations. The model has been used to simulate human performance in choice reaction time, stimulus repetition, dual task, and cue-conflict Stroop situations. This extends the use of production system models to encompass both problem solving and attention limited behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE