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Distinguishing Emergent and Sequential Processes by Learning Emergent Second-Order Features

Abstract Emergent processes can roughly be defined as processes that self-arise from interactions without a centralized control. People have many robust misconceptions in explaining emergent process concepts such as natural selection and diffusion. This is because they lack a proper categorical representation of emergent processes and often misclassify these processes into the sequential processes category that they are more familiar with. The two kinds of processes can be distinguished by their second-order features that describe how one interaction relates to another interaction. This study investigated if teaching emergent second-order features can help people more correctly categorize new processes, it also compared different instructional metho... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Xu, Dongchen (Author) / Chi, Michelene (Advisor) / Homa, Donald (Committee member) / Glenberg, Arthur (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Categorization / Emergent / Feedback / Generation / Second-Order Features / Sequential
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 55 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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