Textbook Notes (367,747)
Canada (161,363)
Psychology (2,971)
PSY270H1 (159)
Chapter 12

Chapter 12 reading

1 Page
60 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSY270H1
Professor
Gillian Rowe
Semester
Winter

Description
PSY270 Lecture 11 Chapter 12 Problem Solving * read the chapter summary Problem is difficult (obstacle between present state and goal), solution is not immediately obvious. Well-defined: usually have a correct answer, procedures that will lead to a solution Ill-defined: does not have one correct answer, path to solution is unclear. Gestalt approach: problem solving as representation and restructuring NOT IN FINAL, just read it refers the Gesalt psychologists (chapter 3) interested in o how people represent a problem in their mind o how solving a problem involves reorganization or restructuring of this representation believed success in solving problem depends on representation of problem o restructure problem insight. o Examples: the candle problem, two-string problem Participants restricted functions of object (functional fixedness) Mental set preconceived notion about how to approach a problem, determined by past experience and knowledge. Mental set influenced problem solving. Solving a problem often involves creating a new representation (restructuring) Modern research on problem solving: the information-processing approach Newell and Simons approach saw problems in terms io nfiinl stataend agoal state o Tower of Hanoi problem (3 discs stacked on left peg) Illustrates means-end analysis Problem solving is applicable to real life. Term Description
More Less

Related notes for PSY270H1

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit