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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on discussing the concept of problem solving. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, I read that you are tasked to explain what problem solving is. There are a number of ways in which you can do this, but I believe it has to be related to the concept of cognition. I suggest using this outline:

1. Problem solving definition - 100 words
2. Language & Cognition - 100 words
3. Examples & Obstacles - 100 words

This outline should yield 300 words as you asked. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. You can also use the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones


On Problem Solving

We solve problems every day, we do so when we decide which route to take to work, what clothes to wear or what to have for lunch. Of course these are ordinary everyday 'choices' and there are bigger problems that we are challenged with in the course of our lives such as deciding on a career path, for example. What I mean to say however that problem is solving is part of our nature as 'homo sapiens sapiens', the manner by which we tackle and interact with the elements and stimuli present in our realities, in what we experience in our world. This is a cognitive process, a mental exercise where we are confronted with a problem than ...

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