Relational Thinking Styles and Natural Intelligence: Assessing Inference Patterns for Computational Modeling: Assessing Inference Patterns for Computational Modeling

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Chiasson, Phyllis
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2012 - Psychology - 281 pages
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The science of intelligence has created a plethora of theories and measurements, which have various applications of both computational, social, and managerial significance.

Relational Thinking Styles and Natural Intelligence: Assessing Inference Patterns for Computational Modeling explores a specific set of intelligence theories, unifying and quantifying to create a verifiable model of various inferencing habits. Relational Thinking Styles suggests that the inferencing patterns described and demonstrated by this model may provide a platform from which to examine and integrate various aspects of natural intelligence and how these are expressed. This research provides valuable information for businesses, social services, and any decision-making process involving intelligence assessment.


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Definitions of Terms
Why Understanding Thinking Styles Matters
Structure of the Relational Thinking Styles Model
Assessing Inference Patterns
Algorithms for Determining Thinking Styles
Some Variables for Computationally Modeling RTS
Computationally Modeling Inference Patterns
Implications and Applications of Relational Thinking Styles
Peirces Normative Sciences
The Dilemma of Defining Abduction
Creative Abduction
Compilation of References
About the Contributors

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Phyllis Chiasson taught speech and language arts at the secondary level in Tucson, Arizona until 1980; she later taught public speaking and critical thinking at Peninsula College, in Port Townsend, WA, where she and her husband now reside. She earned her degrees (BA, 1968 and MEd, 1974) at the University of Arizona. She co-founded the Davis-Nelson consultancy firm in 1986, for which she is principal investigator. In addition to their research, she and others at Davis-Nelson apply RTS and the DNV assessment in a wide variety of contexts. She is a sustaining member of The Charles Peirce Society and a member of the Society for Advancement of American Philosophy.

Jayne Tristan teaches Critical Thinking, Science, Technology and Society, and International Studies at University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 1998. She earned her doctorate in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1996). She is a member of Philosophy of Education Society and the Society for Advancement of American Philosophy, and is working on John Dewey's theory of inquiry. [Editor]

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