Life problem solving

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This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. This article has an unclear citation style. The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation and footnoting. Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods in an orderly manner to find solutions to problems. The term problem solving means slightly different things depending on the discipline. For instance, it is a mental process in psychology and a computerized process in computer science. There are two different types of problems, ill-defined and well-defined: different approaches are used for each.

Problem solving in psychology refers to the process of finding solutions to problems encountered in life. Solutions to these problems are usually situation- or context-specific. Problem solving has two major domains: mathematical problem solving and personal problem solving. Both are seen in terms of some difficulty or barrier that is encountered.