Applying Problem Solving

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Applying Problem Solving
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Heather Hensell

Applying Problem Solving

When we face emergencies, deadlines, critical situations, and decisions, which call for action, often we respond to our instinct and just as often we make judgments in haste. No matter if the issues are personal, educational or business, occasionally we do not take the time to consult with those "who have been there, done that!" At times we do not investigate the resources available. In problem solving, following guidelines can save time and heartache. How effectively we use these guidelines will determine our chances for a positive resolution to the problem at hand. First, identify and clarify the problem; we must know the problem to solve it. Second, gather information; we must know all the details to come to the correct solution. Third, evaluate the evidence; things are not always as they seem, determine if the information is justifiable. Fourth, consider alternatives and implications; identify the strengths and weaknesses. Lastly, choose and implement the best alternative. In this paper I have chosen two situations that I will use persuasive thinking to solve the problem and the other I will use scientific thinking.

The first problem that I will discuss is Racism, which can be defined as the hatred of one person by another or the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to the other races. Hate can be defined as disliked intensely. Both words racism and hate are mean and hurtful. Racism has been around for hundreds of years maybe even thousands. Some people believe that another person is less than human because of their skin color, nationality, language they speak even because of where they were born. I think that…...

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