Stephanie Thornton surveys recent research from a broad range of perspectives in order to explore why successful problem-solving depends less on how smart we are--or, as the pioneering psychologist Jean Piaget claimed, how advanced is our skill in logical reasoning--and more on the factual knowledge we acquire as we learn and interpret cues from the world around us.

Children Solving Problems 1998, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674116245

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Children Solving Problems 1995, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674116238