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Levitin, Anany – Journal of Problem Solving, 2017
The paper concerns an important but underappreciated genre of algorithmic puzzles, explaining what these puzzles are, reviewing milestones in their long history, and giving two different ways to classify them. Also covered are major applications of algorithmic puzzles in cognitive science research, with an emphasis on insight problem solving, and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Puzzles, Mathematics, Cognitive Science
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Funke, Joachim – Journal of Problem Solving, 2013
This paper presents a bibliography of 263 references related to human problem solving, arranged by subject matter. The references were taken from PsycInfo and Academic Premier data-base. Journal papers, book chapters, and dissertations are included. The topics include human development, education, neuroscience, and research in applied settings. It…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Bibliographies, Citations (References), Classification
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Cranford, Edward A.; Moss, Jarrod – Journal of Problem Solving, 2012
Compound Remote Associate (CRA) problems have been used to investigate insight problem solving using both behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. However, it is unclear to what extent CRA problems exhibit characteristics of insight such as impasses and restructuring. CRA problem-solving characteristics were examined in a study in which…
Descriptors: Intuition, Protocol Analysis, Problem Solving, Cognitive Restructuring
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Chu, Yun; MacGregor, James N. – Journal of Problem Solving, 2011
The article provides a review of recent research on insight problem-solving performance. We discuss what insight problems are, the different types of classic and newer insight problems, and how we can classify them. We also explain some of the other aspects that affect insight performance, such as hints, analogs, training, thinking aloud, and…
Descriptors: Performance, Intuition, Problem Solving, Literature Reviews
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Taatgen, Niels A. – Journal of Problem Solving, 2011
The minimal control principle (Taatgen, 2007) predicts that people strive for problem-solving strategies that require as few internal control states as possible. In an experiment with the Abstract Decision Making task (ADM task; Joslyn & Hunt, 1998) the reward structure was manipulated to make either a low-control strategy or a high-strategy…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Abstract Reasoning, Decision Making, Learning Strategies
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Pizlo, Zygmunt – Journal of Problem Solving, 2008
This paper presents a bibliography of more than 200 references related to human problem solving, arranged by subject matter. The references were taken from PsycInfo database. Journal papers, book chapters, books and dissertations are included. The topics include human development, education, neuroscience, research in applied settings, as well as…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Bibliographies, Citations (References), Classification
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Pizlo, Zygmunt – Journal of Problem Solving, 2007
This paper presents a bibliography of a little more than 100 references related to human problem solving, arranged by subject matter. The references were taken from PsycInfo and Compendex databases. Only journal papers, books and dissertations are included. The topics include human development, education, neuroscience, research in applied…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Bibliographies, Citations (References), Journal Articles
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Brusco, Michael J. – Journal of Problem Solving, 2007
The study of human performance on discrete optimization problems has a considerable history that spans various disciplines. The two most widely studied problems are the Euclidean traveling salesperson problem and the quadratic assignment problem. The purpose of this paper is to outline a program of study for the measurement of human performance on…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Performance, Measurement, Criticism