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Unformatted text preview: 1 Human Problem Solving Lecture #1 AGENDA I. Syllabus II. My Favorite Problem III. Taxonomy of Conceptual Products A. Brain Teasers B. Magic Tricks C. Puzzles and Move Problems D. Logical Paradoxes E. Practical Problems F. Games 2 I. Syllabus: Basics • Syllabus for 143P, P192K(Complete copy on EEE as GENERAL #1) • Human Problem Solving • Instructor : Dr. William Batchelder • SSPA 2129 - Phone: 824-7271, [email protected] • Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-2:30.or by appointment • Secretary: Justine Sarashid – SSPA 2135, 824-6336 • Teaching Assistant : • Royce Anders • SSPA 2134, [email protected] • Office Hours: Tu., Th. 12:40-1:30 pm or by appointment. • • Main Lecture : Tuesday. - Thursday. 11:00-12:20, DBH 1500 • • Text : Selected chapters from Mayer, R.E.: Thinking, Problem Solving, Cognition (Second Edition, 1992)- They are in a Course Pack 143P. 3 Syllabus: Grading • Grading : There will be an in-class, closed book midterm exam on Thursday Oct. 29 on the lectures and readings from the text, and a final on Tuesday Dec. 7, 10:30-12:20.. Both are five- item multiple choice exams concerning the areas covered by the study questions that I will post on EEE (to be described). • There will be weekly written homework of various kinds throughout the course. • The approximate weight of these components in determining the final grade will be: Midterm Exam 35% Homework 30% Final Exam 35% 4 Syllabus: Grading How I decide on grades– see syllabus. I do not use a formula or ‘curve’. Unanticipated medical or family problems require documentation and notification ASAP. The exams will be closed book, five alternative multiple choice over the lecture and text study questions to be described. There will be approximately 50 questions on each exam. 5 Syllabus: Grading There will be ten weekly homework posted on EEE every Friday by 2 pm and due the next Wednesday by noon. Most are done over EEE however HW#1 has just been posted on EEE and is to be turned in as a hardcopy in class (or in my faculty mailbox 3 rd floor SSPA) Tues. Sept. 28....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course PSYCH Psy Beh F2 taught by Professor Williamh.batchelder during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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LEC1HPS2010slides - 1 Human Problem Solving Lecture #1...

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