Definition of Problem solving

1. Noun. The area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems.

Generic synonyms: Cognitive Psychology



2. Noun. The thought processes involved in solving a problem.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Problem Solving

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problem
problem-oriented language
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problem children
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problem solving (current term)
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Literary usage of Problem solving

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1. The State Of Mathematics Achievement: Naep's 1990 Assessment Of The Nation by Ina V. S. Mullis (2004)
"Level 250 -- Simple Multiplicative Reasoning and Two-Step problem solving Students at this level have extended their understanding of quantitative reasoning ..."

2. Elements Of Ergonomics Programs: A Primer Based On Workplace Evaluations Of by Alexander L. Cohen (1998)
"TRAINING IN problem solving The objectives for training in problem solving ... Develop skills in team building, consensus development, and problem solving. ..."

3. Methods of Teaching in High Schools by Samuel Chester Parker (1920)
"The social sciences furnish some of the best opportunities for problem-solving. 4. A study of the nature of problem-solving shows that it involves the ..."

4. Methods of Teaching in High Schools by Samuel Chester Parker (1915)
"In the form of problem-solving, reflective thinking plays a large part ... The social sciences furnish some of the best opportunities for problem-solving. ..."

5. The Psychology of Arithmetic by Edward Lee Thorndike (1922)
"PROBLEM-SOLVING The third respect in which the function, ' ability in arithmetic,' needs clearer definition, is this 'problem-solving. ..."

6. Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups by Harvey Daniels (2002)
"... Troubleshooting and problem solving "OST OF THE time literature circles do work—honestly. Because .they are based on the genuine and enduring literacy ..."

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