Understanding Psychology

Chapter 11: Thinking and Language

Web Activity Lesson Plans

"Boost Your Search Engine"

Students have read about the types of thinking and the processes involved in problem solving. In this exercise, students will explore methods used to improve creativity and enhance problem solving.

Lesson Description
Students will use information from these Web sites to research topics on creativity. Students will read overviews of techniques and methods to increase creativity, read about what can hamper creativity, and learn different approaches to problem solving. Students will then apply this information by using the random-word method to write a children's story.

Instructional Objectives
  1. Students will be able to evaluate and apply different techniques used to enhance creativity and problem solving.
  2. Students will be able to use this knowledge to employ the random-word method to write a children's story.
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