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Angel Orsini 1 Week 5 Study Guide Questions- (Thinking, Problem-Solving, Motivation, and Emotion) Thinking and Problem Solving Thinking is defined as the “mental manipulation or use of information.” It involves 4 tasks. What are they? (Lecture Notes) creating concepts, solving-problems, forming judgments, and making decisions What is a concept? (Lecture notes; 7.1) A concept is when we mentally group similar objects, ideas, people, things so that we have to less cognitive work What is a “role schema” and how have you benefited from or been disadvantaged by this tendency in others or yourself (think about how others see you based on your job, gender, race, age, parenting, etc.) (Text- 7.1) Makes assumptions about how individuals in certain roles will behave. I am a mom and I believe I have a disadvantage because people think I should be boring and only care about my kids. But I think im fun and crazy. Just love life type. Which of the 4 tasks of Thinking takes up most of our time/energy? (Lecture Notes) How do we define Problem-Solving? (Lecture Notes) Creating Concept What are the 4 basic ways to solve problems? (Lecture Notes;7.3; Table 7.2) Algorithms, Heuristics, Trial and Error, Insight, Which problem-solving method is best to use when the outcome must be perfect? (Lecture Notes) Algorithms, When is using a Heuristic the best way to solve a problem? Can you give a personal example in your own life when you have used a Heuristic to get from Point A to Point B? (Lecture Notes; 7.3) When you are skipping a step, a short cut. This is a little weird but when I change my 2 years diapers in class. I skip the step bringing them onto the changing the table. I just squat down to their level and change them. But if there is poop
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  • Spring '18
  • Steven E Wampler
  • Psychology, Angel Orsini

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