Marvin Coy - Human Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Intelligent Tutoring

This project explores human reasoning and logical problem solving. We investigate how people reason and we design experiments to test theories of rational thoughts. We also ask how best to distiguish rational from irrational thinking, and about the relation to creative insight.

 

 

Human Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Intelligent Tutoring

Some of the discoveries in this area are applied to the development of instructional computer programs for teaching Deductive Logic. A number of component projects are involved, such as Interface Design, Error Identificiation, Student Modeling, Human Rathionality, Automated Problem Solving, and Intelligent Tutoring. Student efforts in learning logic within PHIL 2105 produce a continuous source of data and opportunities for developing and testing cognitive thories of reasoning.