Title

Problem Solving Under Pressure

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The present study examines the impact of time pressure on mathematical problem solving ability. Participants included forty Western Oregon University students. Thirty of the participants were female and ten were male with an average age of 24.5 years (SD=2). Using a between groups design, participants completed an arithmetic test with time pressure, or with unlimited time and the number of problems solved was compared. Additionally, participants’ working memory capacity was examined. Results indicate that time pressure negatively impacts mathematical problem solving ability.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Problem Solving Under Pressure

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

The present study examines the impact of time pressure on mathematical problem solving ability. Participants included forty Western Oregon University students. Thirty of the participants were female and ten were male with an average age of 24.5 years (SD=2). Using a between groups design, participants completed an arithmetic test with time pressure, or with unlimited time and the number of problems solved was compared. Additionally, participants’ working memory capacity was examined. Results indicate that time pressure negatively impacts mathematical problem solving ability.