The Psychology of Problem Solving

The Psychology of Problem Solving

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Problems are a central part of human life. The goal of The Psychology of Problem Solving is to organize in one volume what is known about problem solving and the factors that contribute to its success or failure. Unlike typical books on problem solving that are organized by content areas, such as mathematics and natural science, this book is organized by factors that affect problem solving performance, such as motivation, emotion, intellectual abilities, and working memory. The book constitutes the most thorough and up-to-date examination of problem solving currently available.self-efficacy beliefs, and intrinsic interest in the task than either static process or outcome goals. ... learning, more rapid problem solving during practice, higher posttest self-efficacy, and greater fraction skill than observing mastery models.

Title:The Psychology of Problem Solving
Author:Janet E. Davidson, Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-06-09


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