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Overview

This unique volume returns in its second edition, revised and updated with the latest advances in problem solving research. It is designed to provide readers with skills that will make them better problem solvers and to give up-to-date information about the psychology of problem solving.

Professor Hayes provides students and professionals with practical, tested methods of defining, representing, and solving problems. Each discussion of the important aspects of human problem solving is supported by the most current research on the psychology problem solving.

The Complete Problem Solver, Second Edition features:
*Valuable learning strategies;
*Decision making methods;
*Discussions of the nature of creativity and invention, and
*A new chapter on writing.

The Complete Problem Solver utilizes numerous examples, diagrams, illustrations, and charts to help any reader become better at problem solving. See the order form for the answer to the problem below.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805803099
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Lexile: 1210L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents. Part I: Problem Solving Theory and Practice.Understanding Problems: The Process of Representation. Writing and Problem Solving. Part II: Memory and Knowledge Acquisition.The Structure of Human Memory. Using Memory Effectively. Learning Strategies. Part III: Decision Making.Getting The Fact Straight: Making Decisions in a Complex World. The Luck of the Draw: Dealing with Chance in Decision Making. Cost-Benefit Analysis. Part IV: Creativity and Invention.Cognitive Processes in Creative Acts. How Social Conditions Affect Creativity.

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