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Everyday Problem Solving in Context
Everyday problem solving in context

In the last 20 years or more, the field of everyday problem solving has examined how individuals use their cognitive skills to solve “practical” problems that individuals face on an “everyday” basis. This field grew out of dissatisfaction with the use of traditional measures of intelligence to capture the intelligence of adults, who were no longer in the academic environment (Demming & Pressey, 1957; Labouvie-Vief, 1982). Intelligence tests were designed to predict the academic success of children, and scholars argued that these tests were ill devised to assess the intelligence of adults, for whom the prediction of academic success was no longer a relevant goal. Instead, measures of adult intelligence should assess the cognitive skills that ...

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