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To appraise developmental difficulty or mental demand, relational complexity is not enough

  • Juan Pascual-Leone (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 1998

Two assertions of Halford et al. are critiqued: their claim of priority in relational complexity analysis and the sufficiency for cognitive development of their relational-complexity analysis of tasks. Critical discussion of concrete task analyses (i.e., the relational complexity of proportionality problems, of balance scale problems, and the Tower of Hanoi) serves, by way of counterexamples, to highlight problems in their method.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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