Problem solving


Problem solving is the process involved in discovering the correct sequence of alternatives leading to a goal or to an ideational solution. Besides, mindfulness or meditation, it is also possible that one is to mind one’s own behavior for problem solving as it is the outcome of “general law of cause and effect.” Methods for problem solving are speculation, regret, make extinct the cause and the religious resources for personal and professional growth, in that, confession, penance, and the efforts to compensate the loss of others. One should adapt an eclectic approach.

1.In dementia, memory may be affected as its functions to grasp or recall along with image and sensation give rise to marked indication of deficit in abstract thinking, acquisition of new knowledge or skills, problem solving, and judgement.

2.Since resistance prevents mental faculties regarding painful and threatening material from entering awareness, its sources are brought into consciousness if the individual is to face the problem and learn to deal with it in a realistic manner.

3.An individual must learn to see anger as an emotional state as it is induced by external events but could be changed by one’s own problem solving behavior. One is also given relaxation training.

4.For instance, in behavior therapy emphasis is laid on modifying social reinforcements that maintain maladaptive responses; in humanistic-existential therapies concern with such problems as lack of acceptance, relatedness, and love in the individual’s life is taught. In many cases, however, distorted interpersonal relationships are at the very center of an individual`s problems. Such problems require therapeutic techniques that focus on relationships for instance Transactional analysis rather than on individuals.

5.If problem solving efforts or skills are not good the interpersonal relationships fail and even the businesses fail. Sometimes, problems cannot be recognised by an individual or if these are recognised but the person concerned fail to deal with appropriately, in that situation, problem solving skills are highly needed. Even the employer and companies rely on their employees to identify and solve problems.

6.Understanding the underlying causes of the problem really and not the symptoms, do the needful. For example, dealing with the customer complaint as it is a problem to be solved. Knowing fully well what has caused the customer to complain, if it is known and the cause is eliminated, in that way, problem is solved

Problem solving skills

Problem solving skills as mentioned by psychologists are as under:

  1. Creativity.
  2. Researching skills.
  3. Team working.
  4. Emotional intelligence.
  5. Risk management.
  6. Decision making. 7.Affinity. 8.Communication.

Problem is called by someone- a doubtful or difficult matter requiring a solution. It is something hard to understand or accomplish or deal with.The Individual must know if the problem is real or perceived. The problem-it may be an opportunity. One is to bear in mind -does the problem need solution ?

Other skills:

Goals and subgoals.


Complex problem.

Avoiding a situation or event.

Other`s opinions.

Problem identification.

Structuring the problem.

Implementation .

Seeking feedback.

Looking for possible solutions.


One is to depend on intuition in creativity or work systematically by finding logical approaches. Intuition, quick decision, common sense or experience matters. Research methods, input of other people, various options and alternatives and one should weigh up against not solving the problem means.