Special Issue "Cognitive Models in Intelligence Research"
A special issue of Journal of Intelligence (ISSN 2079-3200).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018) | Viewed by 24862
Identifying the cognitive processes underlying individual differences in cognitive abilities has great implications for both elementary cognitive and neuroscientific research, as well as for numerous applications, e.g., targeted training programs. Recent advancements in the development of mathematical models that describe cognitive processes such as working memory and speeded decision making have provided further opportunities to identify specific process parameters related to intelligence. Moreover, accessible software solutions allow the widespread use of mathematical models such as the diffusion model for a great number of research questions related to individual differences. Based on these developments, a number of exciting questions arise: How are parameters of cognitive models related to mental abilities? Is there a hierarchical structure of model parameters reflecting both general- and domain- or content-specific abilities? Can cognitive models provide a link between neural data and intelligence test scores in terms of mediating cognitive processes as suggested by proponents of model-based cognitive neuroscience? How can the psychometric properties of model parameters be evaluated and improved? Are there best practices and practical recommendations for the application of cognitive models in individual differences research? This Special Issue invites contributions addressing conceptual or empirical questions regarding cognitive models in intelligence research.Dr. Anna-Lena Schubert
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- cognitive models
- mathematical models
- diffusion model
- item-response theory
- factor structure
- mental speed
- working memory
- model-based cognitive neuroscience