problem solving

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Noun1.problem solving - the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problemsproblem solving - the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems
cognitive psychology - an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes
2.problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
convergent thinking - thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
inspiration - a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
inquiry, research, enquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
figuring, reckoning, calculation, computation - problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
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Focus of control scale, problem solving inventory and a self-generated socio-demographic form were used as data collection instruments.
Girls are much better than boys at working together to solve problems, according to an international assessment of collaborative problem solving.
The tools developed for measuring the dependent variables were; "Problem Solving Ability Test in Chemistry" (PSATC) and "Achievement Test in Chemistry" (ATC), and "Attitude towards Learning Scale".
Students of 52 out of 72 countries which took part in PISA 2015 were evaluated on collaborative problem solving.
Teaching Children to Love Problem Solving: A Reference From Birth Through Adulthood
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The experimental approach was used and the sample of the study was trained for two weeks for five hours a day to check the efficiency of the programs in developing problem solving skills and creative writing.
Problem Solving Cases In Microsoft Access and Excel, 14th edition
Furthermore, they perceived that problem solving method does not properly fit with a curriculum that over-relies on the text book and an assessment system overloaded with formal examinations which reward recall skills.
The study's goal was to examine the mathematical practices and problem solving by pre-service secondary mathematics teachers within secondary core content areas.
In this issue, we will focus on another habit of mind: problem solving! The first thought that comes to my mind is problem solving in mathematics.

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