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Thinking And Problem Solving Vocab

Subject : soft-skills
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1. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

2. Overcoming rigidity and remaining open to alternative strategies

3. The smallest units of meaning in a language.

4. Particular symbol used to represent a group of object with similar attributes (animals - cars)

5. Type of thinking involves an attempt to reach a goal or answer using symbols - concepts or rules

6. Smallest units of sound in the human language - like consonants or vowels

7. Thinking about thinking - analyse processes and make changes

8. Short cuts and rules of thumb - some important info could be missing with this method (flawed) - generalizations - ideas

9. Inability to see objects from beyond the obvious

10. Mentally plotting out a course of action between your current state and a desired goal

11. Involves imagery and feelings and does not have a specific goal - outside the box thinking

12. 'Usual' method for solving problems

13. System of communication using rules to make and combine symbols in order to produce meaning

14. Rearranging the parts of a problem in order to come to an original solution

15. Concepts that can be related together (one person can't be in two places)

16. The ability to change and reorganize information from memory to create new information and memories

17. Will have the attributes of the concept but may not be a particular example that you have actually experienced

18. Mental representations of visual events or objects - highlights - manipulated in minds

19. 'Aha moment' processes may continue to occur unconsciously even when a person takes a break

20. Represent objects or qualities of object (words which stand in for actual objects that they represent

21. To overcome mental sets - the capacity to use information and abilities in new and original ways

22. Step by step procedures and rules for solving problems - mathematics