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.