CULTURE AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

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CULTURE AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING?  To Be a Better Problem Solver  1. eliminate poor choices -list all possible choices eliminate bad ones  2. Visualize a solution -diagram- draw picture  3. Develop expertise -learn all you can- cross reference  4. Think flexibly -use divergent thinking DECISION MAKING  How does decision making differ from problem solving?   decision making is a kind of problem solving where we know possible choices not new choice but decide which is best -juggle large/complex set of  criteria/options  LOGICAL DECISION MAKING   rate each available choice on criteria -arriving at an overall measure of extent to  which each choice matches criteria  WHEN HEURISTICS CAN LEAD ASTRAY  result stereotype- buy a few generic items and conclude all bad  availability may be wrong- eg people avoid planes after a crash 
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Unformatted text preview: seeing a woman in car accident reaffirms belief women can't drive, see statistics that say men are in more accidents -ignore it What are the building blocks of thought? language, images, concepts are used simultaneously LANGUAGE What steps turn a thought into a statement? language is set of flexible symbols used to communicate thoughts, feelings Psycholinguistics the study of how language is acquired, produced, and used and how the sounds and symbols of language are translated into meaning Phonemes the smallest units of sound in a spoken language Morphemes the smallest units of meaning in a language Syntax the aspect of grammar that specifies the rules for arranging and combining words to form phrases and sentences Semantics the meaning or the study of meaning derived from morphemes, words and sentences...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.

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