Problem Solving and Creativity Research Paper by PhD Ed Psych Student

Problem Solving and Creativity
This paper seeks to identify characteristics of problem solving and creativity and the nature of their interaction.
# 63202 | 3,215 words | 14 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jan 08, 2006 in Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This paper explains that the problem space includes the knowledge of the problem, the process for moving problems to goals, the limitation operations for solving the problem and the decision skills for solving the problem. The author stresses that, if the problem solver has difficulty making decisions about the steps in the procedure, then his application of all decision possibilities in the problem space is inhibited. The paper relates that motivation may serve as a catalyst to creativity causing a need for complex stimulation, a need to communicate ideas or concepts, or a need to solve complicated problems; to be creative, one must view problems, ideas, situations and concepts from a variety of new and insightful directions.

Table of Contents
Structuring the Approach to a Problem
Real Life Problem Solving
Problem Space
Practical Applications for Problem Solving

From the Paper:

"In the generate-and-test scenario, the problem solver takes the first candidate solution and tests it to see if will satisfy the problem. This technique is best suited for problems with few premises as not to overwhelm the resource allocation for the problem. Another aspect for employing this technique is the need for a formula or algorithm for testing the premise. This type of reasoning suits problems like move problems and map problems. Ideally, each step only has a few alternatives and the wrong choices are quickly identified."

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