The Introduction to Psychology course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2018. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named OSS015. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadVincent Granito Lorain County Community CollegeContent ContributorsNicole Brandt Columbus State Community CollegeLynne Gabriel Lakeland Community CollegeJackie Sample Central Ohio Technical CollegeLibrarianRachel Dilley Columbus State Community CollegeReview TeamMelissa Beers Ohio State UniversityBryan Gerber Stark State College
How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the topic of thinking and cognition. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThinking is one of the smaller topics that make up cognitive psychology (along with perception, attention, intelligence, and memory). Faculty may want to first introduce Cognitive Psychology and discus how thinking fits into all the other areas. This topic lends itself to several in-class activities to emphasize the different concepts. Faculty may also want to pair this section together with Intelligence and language development.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Describe problem solving strategies
Define algorithm and heuristic
Explain some common roadblocks to effective problem solving