ERIC Number: ED159429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-18
Reference Count: 0
Annotated Bibliography of Literature Related to Adult Problem Solving (Preliminary Edition.) Final Report.
Cantwell, Zita M.
This report includes a systematized annotated bibliography, arranged alphabetically by author, based on a search and critical analysis of the theoretical, descriptive, and research literature concerning adult problem solving. Each annotation provides bibliographic information plus a nonevaluative summary of the contents of the item. In addition, each annotation is coded by category to topics related to problem solving. A summary section itemizes significant points drawn from the literature analysis under the following major topic categories: (1) problem solving models and specific applications; (2) personal correlates of problem solving, i.e., motivational, aptitude, and personal traits; (3) environmental correlates of problem solving, i.e., cultural, economic and geographic, and societal; (4) evaluation of problem solving, i.e., diagnostic, aptitude, and ability measurement; measurement of problem solving and its components; measurement of personal and environmental factors affecting problem solving; and (5) materials for developing problem solving skills and strategies. The annotations are listed by number under topic categories. An appendix on selected problem solving materials is included. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Ability, Adult Basic Education, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Aptitude, Bibliographies, Citations (References), Cultural Influences, Decision Making Skills, Diagnostic Tests, Economic Factors, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Methods, Geography, Individual Characteristics, Measurement, Models, Motivation, Problem Solving, Reference Materials, Skill Development, Social Influences, Task Performance
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Special Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.
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