Cognitive Psychology of Planning
The concept of planning occurs in a variety of academic contexts and forms, not least in the cognitive psychology of problem solving and in computing science. Although disparate theoretical contexts may be an obstacle to defining the invariants of planning, they become a rich resource when the aim is to provide a description of its general properties. As the cognitve sciences pool resources from psychology to artificial intelligence, reflections on common concepts becomes a necessity. The aim of this book is to furnish a theoretical framework for current planning research in both cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. It is unique in its integrated and interdisciplinary perspective and is a useful asset to those working in psychology, artificial intelligence, cognitive ergonomics, human-computer interaction, and related disciplines.
- Hardback | 252 pages
- 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
- 01 Jan 1989
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Planning in Psychological Activity: Analysis of Activity in Context. From Elaboration Situations to Execution Situations. The Nature and Function of Plans: The Nature of Plans. The Function of Plans. The Implementation of Planning: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Strategies in Planning. Planning in Understanding and Problem-Solving Strategies. Aids and/or Obstacles in Planning. References. Author's Index. Subject Index.
"The author's primary goal in this volume is to take the findings from different domains and sift through them to find the invariants that characterize planning behavior. The book is successful in achieving this goal, representing a significant contribution to the understanding of planning in human behavior. In addition to providing a thorough and up-to-date review of previous work in the area, the author also provides a rich theoretical framework for integrating the results of previous research." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY