Thinking and Problem-Solving presents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of literature on cognition, reasoning, intelligence, and other formative areas specific to this field. Written for advanced undergraduates, researchers, and academics, this volume is a necessary reference for beginning and established investigators in cognitive and educational psychology.
Thinking and Problem-Solving provides insight into questions such as: how do people solve complex problems in mathematics and everyday life? How do we generate new ideas? How do we piece together clues to solve a mystery, categorize novel events, and teach others to do the same?
- Provides a comprehensive literature review
- Covers both historical and contemporary approaches
- Organized for ease of use and reference
- Chapters authored by leading scholars
About the Author
Table of ContentsR.L. Dominowski and L.E. Bourne, Jr., History of Research on Thinking and Problem Solving.
K.A. Ericsson and R. Hastie, Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Thinking and Problem Solving.
T.P. McNamara, Knowledge Representation.
B.H. Ross and T.L. Spalding, Concepts and Categories.
L.J. Rips, Deduction and Its Cognitive Basis.
J. Bisanz, G.L. Bisanz, and C.A. Korpan, Inductive Reasoning.
E. Hunt, Problem Solving.
R.J. Gerrig and M.R. Banaji, Language and Thought.
R.J. Sternberg, Intelligence.
T.I. Lubart, Creativity.
S. Ellis and R.S. Siegler, Development of Problem Solving.
R. Serpell and A.W. Boykin, Cultural Dimensions of Cognition: A Multiplex, Dynamic System of Constraints and Possibilities.
R.S. Nickerson, The Teaching of Thinking and Problem Solving.