Unformatted text preview: examples ( prototypes) . Problem Solving: strategies include:-trial & error-algorithms- Checking every possible solution to a problem.-heuristics- simple thinking strategies that allow us to make judgments and solve problems efficiently. More error prone than algorithms.-Insight- involves a sudden novel realization of a solution to a problem. Humans and animals have insight. Confirmation Bias : most people tend to seek confirming evidence rather than disconfirming evidence. Fixation: an inability to see a problem from a fresh perspective. This impedes problem solving. Functional Fixedness: functions we think of for objects are inflexible....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08