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Body temperature increasing when trying to solve difficult problems

The "overheat" (flushing of the skin) you experience is a common-enough reaction to stress, part of the fight-or-flight response. It's not uncommon for people to experince it during exams; generally ...
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Relation of confidence and problem solving ability

I think what you are reffering to is known as self-efficacy. Perceived self-efficacy is defined as people's beliefs about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that exercise ...
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Relation of confidence and problem solving ability

Quick answer: A brief Google search show cases where this occurred. For example, it seems that a study on medical students showed a significant relationship between confidence and ability after ...
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Anger and problem solving

According the the Yerkes–Dodson law, a moderate level of arousal gives energy to the task, improving performance. The Yerkes–Dodson law is an empirical relationship between arousal and ...
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Is there evidence for cross-cultural differences in problem solving skills?

A bit of a broad question as a full answer will really depend on the specifics of the problem being addressed. In short though, yes, cultural factors, and probably to some extent linguistic factors ...
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Talking about a problem helps (software developing)

Well, first of all, let's briefly discuss the process of thinking. Lone, silent thinking is the internalization of words taught to you at a very young age. Clinical literature suggests that if you ...
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Talking about a problem helps (software developing)

I can think two reasons why talking about a problem helps : Explaining your knowledge can reveal gaps and bugs The following extract is from the book Smart Thinking by Art Markman : Talking about a ...
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Functional fixedness for defining problems

What you are describing is called mental set. The following extract is from this excelent article. A mental set is a tendency to only see solutions that have worked in the past. This type of ...
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Isn't fluid intelligence necessarily influenced by crystallized intelligence?

I think you are thinking about the concepts a bit differently than they are intended to be thought about. It isn't like Gc and Gf are completely separate software programs that solve problems, it's ...
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Cognitive bias with trial and error problem solving

This sort of experience is probably better termed a heuristic rather than a bias. The two can be related in some cases (as heuristics can cause bias when the underlying model does not fit the real ...
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What is the name of this common anti-pattern

You could be talking about a number of issues. You could be talking about Freudian defense mechanism repression Distraction Procrastination or Deferring Maybe you are talking about something else ...
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How can we get rid of the problems of misconception, assumption, and expectation?

All three of these involve unchecked or blind use of heuristics. As such, one strategy is to slow down and formalise the logic chain, using more reflective and less automatic reasoning. Another ...
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What is the modern definition for problem solving?

The definition of problem solving can be different between researchers and regions of the world for various reasons. Frensch & Funke (2014) stated that: researchers adopt definitions that they ...
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