Primingeffecten in het strategiekeuzeproces bij wiskundetaken onderzocht en bekeken vanuit het perspectief van Siegler's theorie van strategic change [Priming effects on the process of strategy selection in mathematics tasks: An investigation and interpretation from Siegler's theory of strategic change]
This contribution starts with an overview of the theoretical insights of the cognitive developmental psychologist R.S. Siegler regarding the choice and the development of cognitive strategies for solving mathematics problems. We continue by focusing on one of the components that have recently been added to Siegler's latest model (the Strategy Choice And Discovery Simulation), namely the priming component. Starting from this theoretical component, we have tested a concrete hypothesis with respect to the occurrence of priming effects on people's strategy choices in two experiments. These experiments confirm this hypothesis and provide as such empirical support for the importance of priming effects on the process of strategy selection. We conclude with a number of critical comments regarding the value of the discussed framework for studying the development of the choice and use of cognitive strategies in the domain of mathematics.