problem solving

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Noun1.problem solving - the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problemsproblem solving - the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems
cognitive psychology - an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes
2.problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
convergent thinking - thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
inspiration - a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
inquiry, research, enquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
figuring, reckoning, calculation, computation - problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
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