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Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology Chapter 9 Problem Solving
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Types of Thinking Directed vs. undirected thinking Reproductive vs. productive thinking Well-defined vs. ill-defined problems -initial state, subgoals, and goal -operators & problem space
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General Problem Solver Representing the problem properly is critical. -MC problem Isomorphic problems -monster problem
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Problem Space Search Algorithm -trial and error -systematic search Heuristics -working backwards -analogies -means end analysis
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Domain-Specific Knowledge Knowledge is power -finding good representations
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Unformatted text preview: -learning effective search-metacognitive monitoring Creativity Historical vs. process creativity-novel product-useful product-special talent Stages of creative process-preparation-incubation-illumination-verification Creative Blocks Poor representation with unnecessary constraints Fixation Functional fixedness Historically Creative People Muse or good thinking? Simonton’s Darwinian Model-large number of varied ideas-random selection of variations-individual and societal selection...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course PSY 312 taught by Professor Kellogg during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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