Psychology

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  1. Problem Solving
    Process of cognition that occurs when a goal must be reached by thinking and behaving in certain ways
  2. Algorithms
    Very specific, step by step procedures for solving certain types of problems
  3. Insight
    Sudden perception of a solution to a problem
  4. Trial and error (mechanical solution)
    One possible solution after another is tried until a successful one is found
  5. Heuristic
    An educated guess based on prior experiences that helps narrow down the possible solutions for a problem; also known as a "rule of thumb"
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Psychology
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2014-05-06 16:19:52
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