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T. Leva PSY 129 Name: Date: April 25, 2006 Reading: Chapter Eight Reading Assignment Summary Sheet After you have completed this week’s reading assignment, list the 3 or 4 most important concepts or ideas of the reading. Start with what you consider the most important and move to the less important. You may also append or use graphics to supplement your summary. As part of your description of the concept or idea you may also wish to include an example. 1. Problem solving is a skill necessary for all beings to exist. Organisms need a way to get around barriers, otherwise, they would have become extinct many years ago. Some typical barriers include: being distracted by useless information, people try to solve a problem using a method that worked a while ago but now would be useless, and then there are the people that can only see things one way. 2. Decision making, again a skill necessary for life to exist. There is a theory that some people
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Unformatted text preview: can only use simple methods of decision making because their brains can only handle so much information. When a person selects the decision with the highest sum, it is called a additive decision. Elimination decisions take time because it involves the slow process of crossing out choices, to leave only one choice at the end. Most commonly, simple problems are solved using additive and complex problems are solved using elimination. 3. Some studies have shown a link between heredity and intelligence as two identical twins had more similar scores then did fraternal twins, in one study. There has also been a link found between children and their real parents. Also, write down 1 or 2 questions about whatever you do not fully understand about the reading, or about an aspect of the reading about which you have a question. 1. Which has a stronger impact on decision making and problem solving, heredity or environment?...
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