The Psychology of Problem Solving

Synopsis

Problems are a central part of human life. The Psychology of Problem Solving organizes in one volume much of what psychologists know about problem solving and the factors that contribute to its success or failure. There are chapters by leading experts in this field, including Miriam Bassok, Randall Engle, Anders Ericsson, Arthur Graesser, Keith Stanovich, Norbert Schwarz, and Barry Zimmerman, among others. The Psychology of Problem Solving is divided into four parts. Following an introduction that reviews the nature of problems and the history and methods of the field, Part II focuses on individual differences in, and the influence of, the abilities and skills that humans bring to problem situations. Part III examines motivational and emotional states and cognitive strategies that influence problem solving performance, while Part IV summarizes and integrates the various views of problem solving proposed in the preceding chapters.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jean E. Pretz
  • Adam J. Naples
  • Robert J. Sternberg
  • K. Anders Ericsson
  • Dorit Wenke
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2003
Subjects:

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