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The Complete Problem Solver

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This unique volume returns in its second edition, revised and updated with the latest advances in problem solving research. It is designed to provide readers with skills that will make them better problem solvers and to give up-to-date information about the psychology of problem solving.

Professor Hayes provides students and professionals with practical, tested methods of d
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Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 3rd 1989 by Routledge (first published 1981)
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Connor Stein
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: psychology-brain
I found the clearest explanation of Bayes theorem ever in this book: Bayes theorem is just a way of maintaining the initial proportion of probabilities in light of new evidence, using the fact that the sum of probabilities is always equal to 1. So simple. I also really like the example he uses for an experiment with no control group: it is like singing to a group of babies and then drawing the conclusion that your singing must have caused the babies to grow.
Wanderson Ferreira
Apr 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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To be very honest, I read a lot of well known facts to me. It was not a compelling reading, how it was nice to see the subject very well structured and a comprehensive explanation of learning, memory, and creativity for example. Good.
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Jan 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
recommendation: [Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years](http://norvig.com/21-days.html#sc) ...more
Joe
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is interesting but reminds me that I am a pretty big nerd. It has a number of problems to be solved which were fun to send to friends and see who could get the answers. What I didn't expect was the theories of problem solving. This book is more like a problem solving textbook than a book of problems to be solved. I liked it and it is definitely a keeper.
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Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Some great methods but a little general
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