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Understanding problem solving and decision-making skills

Our brain needs to quickly solve problems and make decisions. These processes can become difficult, or time consuming, when our brain receives conflicting information, and our attention can become taxed. An example that demonstrates what can occur when our brain is confronted with conflicting information is the Stroop Effect. Take time to try this experiment:

Can you say the color of each word instead of reading it? Can you say the color of each word instead of reading it? Instructions: Say aloud the color ink that you see, not the printed word:


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Understanding Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

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· Berman, M. G., Kross, E., Krpan, K. M., Askren, M. K., Burson, A., Deldin, P. J., . . . Jonides, J. (2012). Interacting with nature improves …

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· Fougnie, D., & Morois, R. (2011). What limits working memory capacity? Evidence for modality-specific sources to the simultaneous storage of …

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· Greiff, S., Holt, D. V., & Funke, J, (2013). Perspectives on problem solving in cognitive research and educational assessment: analytical, …

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· Pezzutia, L., Artisticob, D., Chirumboloc, A., Piconea, L., & Dowdb, D, (2014). The relevance of logical thinking and cognitive style to everyday …

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· Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2011). An integrative process approach on judgment and decision making: The impact of arousal, affect, motivation, and …

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· Complete the Quiz for Weeks 6 and 7

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Understanding Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

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· Books and Resources for this Week

· Berman, M. G., Kross, E., Krpan, K. M., Askren, M. K., Burson, A., Deldin, P. J., . . . Jonides, J. (2012). Interacting with nature improves …

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· Fougnie, D., & Morois, R. (2011). What limits working memory capacity? Evidence for modality-specific sources to the simultaneous storage of …

Link

 

· Greiff, S., Holt, D. V., & Funke, J, (2013). Perspectives on problem solving in cognitive research and educational assessment: analytical, …

Link

 

· Pezzutia, L., Artisticob, D., Chirumboloc, A., Piconea, L., & Dowdb, D, (2014). The relevance of logical thinking and cognitive style to everyday …

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· Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2011). An integrative process approach on judgment and decision making: The impact of arousal, affect, motivation, and …

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· Complete the Quiz for Weeks 6 and 7

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This can be difficult to do, as a processing delay in cognition occurs because of competing or incompatible functions in the brain – and your brain must solve the problem of what function to attend to first. Be sure to review the following site for more information on the Stroop Effect: http://www.snre.umich.edu/eplab/demos/st0/stroopdesc.html

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Understanding Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

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· Books and Resources for this Week

· Berman, M. G., Kross, E., Krpan, K. M., Askren, M. K., Burson, A., Deldin, P. J., . . . Jonides, J. (2012). Interacting with nature improves …

Link

 

· Fougnie, D., & Morois, R. (2011). What limits working memory capacity? Evidence for modality-specific sources to the simultaneous storage of …

Link

 

· Greiff, S., Holt, D. V., & Funke, J, (2013). Perspectives on problem solving in cognitive research and educational assessment: analytical, …

Link

 

· Pezzutia, L., Artisticob, D., Chirumboloc, A., Piconea, L., & Dowdb, D, (2014). The relevance of logical thinking and cognitive style to everyday …

Link

 

· Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2011). An integrative process approach on judgment and decision making: The impact of arousal, affect, motivation, and …

Link

 

· Complete the Quiz for Weeks 6 and 7

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