Problem-Solving Strategies

Some people seem to solve problems with ease, while others struggle with the simpliest of solutions. When researching this topic, some questions to consider in your response may include:

What factors contribute to effective problem solving skills (explain)? What are the names of the “rules” we use to solve problems and how do they work? What are the steps/stages of critical thinking? How can these skills be improved upon? What problem-solving strategies do you use (explain)? How does someone “make a decision” when attempting to problem solve (be sure to include discussion on Heuristics)? Do all problem-solving strategies work for everyone (why/why not)?