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problem solving
  1. n. the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems

  2. the thought processes involved in solving a problem

Problem solving

Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems. Some of the problem-solving techniques developed and used in artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or medicine are related to mental problem-solving techniques studied in psychology.

Usage examples of "problem solving".

By talking about all possible problems without focusing on problem solving she feels better.

Your primary job will be client contact and low-level problem solving.

Leaving such routine chores to a subconscious realm frees up our voluntary and conscious abilities for more valuable problem solving.

PET scans of brain energy consumption during problem solving show different patterns in men than in women.