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Lecture 20

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS260
Professor
Carolyn Ensley
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 20Chapter 14 Solving ProblemsLecture OutlineRelying on Past KnowledgeDefining the ProblemCreativityRelying on Past KnowledgeSometimes in solving a problem we can make an analogy with another problem we have previously solvedTry to solve the tumor problemRelying on Past KnowledgeThis story should help you realize by analogy how to solve the tumor problemRelying on Past KnowledgeTry the jealous husbands problem Have you seen something similar beforeRelying on Past KnowledgeIn many cases participants fail to map aspects of one problem to the other and only benefit when the experimenter points out the similarityThis underscores the importance of getting beyond superficial features of a problem surface structure and to think about the underlying logic deep structureRelying on Past KnowledgeStudies of expert problem solvers also confirm the importance of focusing on deep structure when making analogiesFor instance novice physics students tend to group ph
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