Complex Problem Solving: Principles and Mechanisms

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Complex Problem Solving: Principles and Mechanisms

Edited by Robert J. Sternberg Yale University Peter A. Frensch University of Missouri

LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOCIATES, PUBLISHERS 1991 Hillsdale, New Jersy Hove and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • I - READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC 1
  • 1: Reading as Constrained Reasoning 3
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 43
  • References 43
  • 2 - Going Beyond the Problem as Given: Problem Solving in Expert and Novice Writers 61
  • CONCLUSIONS 80
  • References 81
  • 3 - Cognitive Mechanisms in Calculation 85
  • Acknowledgments 113
  • II - SOCIAL SCIENCES 117
  • 4 - From Representation to Decision: An Analysis of Problem Solving in International Relations 119
  • References 153
  • References 155
  • References 156
  • APPENDIX 4.C 157
  • APPENDIX 4.D 157
  • 5 - Managerial Problem Solving 159
  • Acknowledgments 182
  • References 182
  • 6 - Solving Complex Problems: Exploration and Control of Complex Systems 185
  • References 217
  • 7 - Do Lawyers Reason Differently from Psychologists? a Comparative Design for Studying Expertise 223
  • Acknowledgments 247
  • Acknowledgments 248
  • III - NATURAL SCIENCES 251
  • 8: Knowledge and Processes in Mechanical Problem Solving 253
  • Conclusion 281
  • Acknowledgments 282
  • References 282
  • 9: Complex Problem Solving in Electronics 287
  • 10 - Computer Interaction: Debugging the Problems 317
  • References 338
  • IV - GAMES 341
  • 11: Skill-Related Differences in Game Playing 343
  • V CONCLUSIONS 381B
  • 12: Some Comments on the Study of Complexity 383
  • Author Index 397
  • Subject Index 411
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