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Problem Solving   Problem solving is defined: a goal to accomplish, with an initial state and  goal state, with obstacles to overcome •  Examples: tower of Hanoi, scheduling classes for the next quarter re arranging cups of water. . pour middle water cup into middle of the  empty glass pennies move 2… the top right one and the bottom row middle one  down. . Problem Solving P 1. Task Analysis – looking at problem, understanding and thinking how to  solve it. . figuring out the problem in order to solve it 2. Encoding – identifying important features of the task to build an internal  representation of the problem. . 3. Mental Models – an internal model. . a simplified internal representation  of the problem. . * earth is round. . but why wen we look at a distance it looks flat? – Contain causal information – Go beyond what we learn – May have flaws How deep are our models?   Shallowness of explanation  – Keil and colleagues •  People believe they understand more than they do – Asked college students about devices    Toilet, Car ignition, television
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2011 for the course PSYCH 133B taught by Professor Gross during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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