Model of hierarchical complexity

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The model of hierarchical complexity is a framework for scoring how complex a behavior is, such as verbal reasoning or other cognitive tasks.wikipedia
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Michael Commons

Michael Lamport CommonsCommons
This model has been developed by Michael Commons and others since the 1980s.
He developed the model of hierarchical complexity.

Developmental stage theories

stagesstages of developmentdevelopmental stage theory
The MHC is a non-mentalistic model of developmental stages.

Stage theory

stage modelStage theories
Stage theories describe human organismic and/or technological evolution as systems that move through a pattern of distinct stages over time.
The theory of Michael Commons' model of hierarchical complexity is also relevant.

Positive adult development

The higher stages of the MHC have extensively influenced the field of positive adult development.
Commons divided positive adult developmental processes into at least six areas of study: hierarchical complexity (i.e., orders or stages), knowledge, experience, expertise, wisdom, and spirituality.

Neo-Piagetian theories of cognitive development

Robbie CasehypercognitiveJuan Pascual-Leone's neo-Piagetian constructivist model of mind
Moreover, the model is consistent with the neo-Piagetian theories of cognitive development.
Michael Commons simplified and enhanced Piaget's developmental theory and offers a standard method of examining the universal pattern of development, named the model of hierarchical complexity (MHC).

Postformal thought

post formal thoughtpostformal
Some theorists call the more complex orders of cognitive tasks "postformal thought", but other theorists argue that these higher orders cannot exactly be labelled as postformal thought.
Postformal thought is also addressed by non-Piagetian theories of developmental psychology, including Michael Commons' model of hierarchical complexity and Robert Kegan's constructive developmental framework.

Piaget's theory of cognitive development

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There are some commonalities between the Piagetian and Commons' notions of stage and many more things that are different.

Behavior

behaviourbehavioralbehaviors
The model of hierarchical complexity is a framework for scoring how complex a behavior is, such as verbal reasoning or other cognitive tasks.

Verbal reasoning

verbal intelligenceverbal
The model of hierarchical complexity is a framework for scoring how complex a behavior is, such as verbal reasoning or other cognitive tasks.

Cognition

cognitivecognitive functioncognitive process
The model of hierarchical complexity is a framework for scoring how complex a behavior is, such as verbal reasoning or other cognitive tasks.

Hierarchy

hierarchicalsubordinatehierarchies
It quantifies the order of hierarchical complexity of a task based on mathematical principles of how the information is organized, in terms of information science.

Information science

Information SciencesInformation StudiesInformation Science and Engineering
It quantifies the order of hierarchical complexity of a task based on mathematical principles of how the information is organized, in terms of information science.

Formal system

logical systemdeductive systemsystem of logic
The model of hierarchical complexity (MHC) is a formal theory and a mathematical psychology framework for scoring how complex a behavior is.

Mathematical psychology

mathematical psychologistbehavioral sciencesmathematical
The model of hierarchical complexity (MHC) is a formal theory and a mathematical psychology framework for scoring how complex a behavior is.

Cross-cultural

Cross-culturalismcross-cultural analysis
It is cross-culturally and cross-species valid.

Mentalism (psychology)

mentalisticmentalismcognitive elements
The MHC is a non-mentalistic model of developmental stages.

Schema (psychology)

schemaschemasschemata
It is different from previous proposals about developmental stage applied to humans; instead of attributing behavioral changes across a person's age to the development of mental structures or schema, this model posits that task sequences of task behaviors form hierarchies that become increasingly complex.

Arithmetic

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(For example, a person cannot perform arithmetic until the numeral representations of numbers are learned.

Task analysis

taskactionsCognitive task analysis
One major basis for this developmental theory is task analysis.

Psychophysics

psychophysicalpsychophysicistHistory of psychophysics
The study of ideal tasks, including their instantiation in the real world, has been the basis of the branch of stimulus control called psychophysics.

Law of excluded middle

law of the excluded middleexcluded middletertium non datur
There is no intermediate state (tertium non datur).

P (complexity)

Ppolynomial timePTIME
For this reason, the model characterizes all stages as P-hard and functionally distinct.

Quantum

quantaquantizedquantal
Tasks are quantal in nature. The orders of hierarchical complexity are quantized like the electron atomic orbitals around the nucleus: each task difficulty has an order of hierarchical complexity required to complete it correctly, analogous to the atomic Slater determinant.

Electron

electronse − electron mass
The orders of hierarchical complexity are quantized like the electron atomic orbitals around the nucleus: each task difficulty has an order of hierarchical complexity required to complete it correctly, analogous to the atomic Slater determinant.

Atomic orbital

orbitalatomic orbitalselectron cloud
The orders of hierarchical complexity are quantized like the electron atomic orbitals around the nucleus: each task difficulty has an order of hierarchical complexity required to complete it correctly, analogous to the atomic Slater determinant.