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Effective Problem Solving

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For freshman through senior-level courses on Critical Thinking, Cognition, or Problem Solving.
This brief survey of creative problem solving offers a collection of specific, practical procedures that one should use for various classes of problems ranging from machines that need repairing, to mathematical puzzles, engineering problems, poorly defined industrial problems, co
Paperback, 146 pages
Published December 9th 1993 by Pearson
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Murilo Andrade
Oct 28, 2015 Murilo Andrade rated it liked it
Very interesting book. It gives general methods to solve problems, acting on a wide range, from Mathematics to interpersonal problems. If focuses on Prescriptive principles, i.e. how you should solve problems, rather than descriptive ones. The book is composed of 4 sections: Intimate Engagement, Special Features, Lateral Thinking, Interpersonal problem Solving. Each section ends with a handful of exercises.

Intimate Engagement: This has a motivational emphasis. One should try to ignore the threat
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