"[P]rovides a contemporary summary of the psychological aspects of problem solving, including such topics as problem recognition, transfer, working memory, and other topics..." American Journal of Physics
"The richness of the discussion throughout the various chapters, and the sheer quantity of information used to illustrate each point of view are impressive...an excellent look at both the history of problem solving research and the current state of the field...extremely valuable..." William Altman, Broome Community College, Teachers College Record
"A good book on any subject should summarize the current state of knowledge, and point to the important areas where further work is needed, and this book does both. Overall, this is a very stimulating collection, which all researchers in problem solving will wish to consult." Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Problems are a central part of human life. The goal of The Psychology of Problem Solving is to organize in one volume what is known about problem solving and the factors that contribute to its success or failure. Unlike typical books on problem solving that are organized by content areas, such as mathematics and natural science, this book is organized by factors that affect problem solving performance, such as motivation, emotion, intellectual abilities, and working memory. The book constitutes the most thorough and up-to-date examination of problem solving currently available.