ERIC Number: ED234995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Complete Problem Solver.
Hayes, John R.
This book, designed for a college course on general problem-solving skills, focuses on skills that can be used by anyone in solving problems that occur in everyday life. Part I considers theory and practice: understanding problems, search, and protocol analysis. Part II discusses memory and knowledge acquisition: the structure of human memory, using memory effectively, and learning strategies. Part III concerns decision making: getting the facts straight, the luck of the draw, and cost-benefit analysis. Finally, part IV describes creativity and invention: cognitive processes in creative acts and how social conditions affect creativity. One appendix discusses the use of time, while a second appendix concerns probabilities. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Creativity, Decision Making, Educational Theories, Higher Education, Logical Thinking, Mathematical Applications, Memory, Problem Solving, Textbooks, Time Factors (Learning)
Franklin Institute Press, 20th & Race Sts., Box 2266, Philadelphia, PA ($19.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Franklin Inst., Philadelphia, PA.