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Lecture21-ProblemSolving

Lecture21-ProblemSolving - Lecture 21 Problem Solving Fall...

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1 Lecture 21: Problem Solving Fall 2009 Prof. Lombrozo Overview of today’s class: - The next few weeks - Representations in problem solving - Functional fixedness - The Einstellung Effect - Problems with transfer Reminder: Dec. 9 is last day to complete RPP hours! Coming soon… • This Week – Extra “paper” office hours (see bSpace announcement) – Wednesday: Lecture 22 • Final exam study guide posted to bSpace • Course curve (minus paper/final) poster to bSpace – Friday: Paper due @ 4pm • Submit on bSpace AND on paper to Tolman 3427 • Next Week – Monday: Final Review #1 (11-12, Morgan 101) – Wednesday: Final Review #2 (11-12, Morgan 101) – Saturday: Final Exam (8 pts: “midterm 4,” 12 pts: cumulative) 21.2 21.3 A sample problem we’ll come back to: The General
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2 21.4 What is problem solving? Problem solving is a kind of reasoning Distinguished from research on deductive and inductive reasoning mainly for historical reasons However, the reasoning involved in problem solving tends to have common characteristics: – Reasoning is directed at goal state – Progress involves moving through sub-goals, or problem states – State transitions are achieved by applying problem operators Problem Space
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