Thinking, Problem Solving, Cognition

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Reflecting important new research developments of the past eight years as well as classic theories of problem solving, 'Thinking, Problem Solving, Cognition' provides a balanced survey of the higher cognitive processes--human thinking, problem solving, and learning.
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Overview

Reflecting important new research developments of the past eight years as well as classic theories of problem solving, 'Thinking, Problem Solving, Cognition' provides a balanced survey of the higher cognitive processes--human thinking, problem solving, and learning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716722151
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Series: Series of Books in Psychology
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Historical Perspective 1
Ch. 1 Beginnings 3
Ch. 2 Associationism: Thinking as Learning by Reinforcement 19
Ch. 3 Gestalt: Thinking as Restructuring Problems 39
Pt. II Basic Thinking Tasks 79
Ch. 4 Inductive Reasoning: Thinking as Hypothesis Testing 81
Ch. 5 Deductive Reasoning: Thinking as Logically Drawing Conclusions 114
Pt. III Information-Processing Analysis of Cognition 165
Ch. 6 Computer Simulation: Thinking as a Search for a Solution Path 167
Ch. 7 Mental Chronometry: Thinking as a Series of Mental Operations 203
Ch. 8 Schema Theory: Thinking as an Effort After Meaning 225
Ch. 9 Question Answering: Thinking as a Search of Semantic Memory 259
Pt. IV Implications and Applications 281
Ch. 10 Cognitive Development: Thinking as Influenced by Growth 283
Ch. 11 Intelligence: Thinking as a Measurable Ability 324
Ch. 12 Creativity Training: Thinking as a Learnable Skill 360
Ch. 13 Expert Problem Solving: Thinking as Influenced by Experience 387
Ch. 14 Analogical Reasoning: Thinking as Based on Analogs, Models, and Examples 415
Ch. 15 Mathematical Problem Solving: Thinking as Based on Domain-Specific Knowledge 455
Ch. 16 Everyday Thinking: Thinking as Based on Social Contexts 490
References 509
Author Index 545
Subject Index 555
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