Discussion – Problem Solving and Decision Making


9-1 Discussion: Problem Solving and Decision Making

This week, you read about different ways in which problem solving occurs. You also learned how factors (such as creativity, brain activation, or alcohol consumption) influence problem solving. Based on what you have learned, discuss the impact of human cognitive functioning on problem solving when people face real-world contemporary problems. You might look at lifestyle problems (like lack of sleep) or biological issues (like changes in brain activation). Next, consider the role of decision making on cognitive functioning when faced with real-world problems. Consider how someone might make a decision, using theories of decision making, when faced with the problem you explored. For example, would they use heuristics or deductive reasoning? Discuss the potential outcomes of the real-world problem and the possible decisions in terms of cognitive psychology.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric.


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