Learning problem-solving skills

Gilhooly, K. J. and Green, A. J. K. (1989). Learning problem-solving skills. In: Colley, Ann M. and Beech, John R. eds. Acquisition and Performance of Cognitive Skills. Chichester, UK: Wiley, pp. 88–111.


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This study examines the acquisition of cognitive skills in a variety of different settings: problem-solving, reading, computing and motor skills. These areas have all produced substantial advances in the understanding of underlying mechanisms and are the current focus of much research activity. The text focuses on the development of such skills and the training of skilled performances. After dealing with acquisition, the emphasis of the work changes to studying variations in performance, examining exceptional memorial performance and the allocation of resources when undergoing multiple tasks. The final chapters examine ageing, stress and diurnal variations in relation to skilled performance.

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