West and Nagy (2007) first addressed the issue of using cognitive architectures for modeling macrocognition by arguing that this can be viewed as a special case of macrocognition, in which there is a deliberate attempt to connect macrocognition to microcognition through the use of the architecture. West and Nagy also developed and tested a method for applying GOMS, (a modeling system based on Goals, Operators, Methods, and Selection Rules created by Card, Moran, and Newell, 1983) to model macrocognition. That system was called Sociotechnical GOMS (SGOMS). In this paper we further discuss the relationship between cognitive modeling and macrocognition and describe our work on implementing the SGOMS system in the ACT-R cognitive architecture.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1518/155534309X441853
Journal Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
West, R, & Pronovost, S. (Sylvain). (2009). Modeling SGOMS in ACT-R: Linking Macro- and Microcognition. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 3(2), 194–207. doi:10.1518/155534309X441853