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Central Impediment to Effective Problem Solving

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A central impediment to effective problem solving is functional fixedness, or the inability to use a familiar object in an unfamiliar way. Essentially, one is unable to adapt or incorporate changes into one's heuristics. In terms of cognitive deficits or other forms of pathology which compromise one's ability to problem-solve, can you identify any ways to make heuristics more effective and functional?

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One way by which to make heuristics more effective and functional is to try to gain as much heuristic-based knowledge as possible, and to systematically and ...

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