Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun problem_solving

2 senses of problem solving

Sense 1
problem solving -- (the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems)
       => cognitive psychology -- (an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes)

Sense 2
problem solving -- (the thought processes involved in solving a problem)
       => thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation -- (the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought")

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