Problem solving is second nature to people. There are always challenges to be solved and solutions to be put forward. Daily life is certainly a collection of circumstances and instances that needs to be taken to be in consideration -- and that's even before a person leaves the house. What comes to mind then is the importance of honing one's capacity to solve quickly, efficiently, and effectively, at least based on individual circumstances. This situation certainly has its roots in common sense, but even with what's common there is still a lot of things to consider.
It would be all too easy to list down how problem solving would be important to daily life, but this will not be the approach here. Individual and personal circumstances do come to mind to flesh out problem solving's value, but there is still much to see beyond singular examples. What stands out is that there is a particular framework where problem-solving -- more specifically the academic study of problem solving -- would be seen as useful for daily life. This and more will be this paper's focus. The question now presents itself: what the inherent value of the academic study of problem solving is.
[...] Wired Differently The human mind is certainly a wonder to behold. Within its capacity to moderate internal systems of the body is also the uncanny ability to facilitate the performance of feats that man has been able to accomplish. The statement may be biased but there is a lot of truth in saying that the human species are champions of mental faculties. A cursory examination of one's immediate environment attests to this: even a cursory glance would certainly yield a fruit of man's inventions. [...]
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[...] The institutionalization of problem solving strength rests on the social cognitive aspects of the move where the meta-narratives of tackling problem solving could be disseminated, handpicked, scrutinized, and optimized by people. In turn, the many-model idea in which Page had proposed points to the fact that the diversity found in this structure would also be bound to improve the lot of the study of problem solving as a whole. As it is, knowledge does not exist in a vacuum knowledge should be conscripted by man. References Ariely, D. (2008). Predictably Irrational: the hidden forces that shape our decisions. London: Harper-Collins. Bandura, A. [...]
[...] What's interesting is that the brain itself might be wired to predict this irrationality. Gestalt psychology, a classical interpretation of human faculties previously delved in to the fact that perception is more than meets the eye (Schultz & Schultz, 2008). In a nutshell, the mind is wired to offer the clustering of patterns from the senses as directed by perceptual principles of organization (Schultz & Schultz, 2008). These principles have become certainly handy for humans as a whole because it allowed the world to be mentally organized and then conscripted for human consumption. [...]
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