Discussion 1: problem solving | Psychology homework help


Consider the following scenario: You are trying to complete a difficult assignment, and you become “stuck” on a specific problem, question, or detail. You are tired, hungry, and frustrated and have difficulty coming to a resolution. Eventually, you give up or take a break and move on to another activity.

Later, while you are cooking dinner, jogging down the street, or taking a shower, the answer comes. Out of thin air, you have solved a problem that you had stopped thinking about. How might this phenomenon be possible?

For this Discussion, you consider barriers to problem-solving. You also explain how one might overcome such barriers.

With these thoughts in mind:


Post a brief description of two examples when you encountered barriers to problem-solving. Then explain the steps you took to overcome the barriers in each example. Finally, explain strategies to enhance problem-solving skills. Support your response with references to the Learning Resources and current literature.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.