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What are five steps and/or abilities that are most important in problem solving and decision making?

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Problem solving and decision making require similar skills because the ultimate goal of both processes is to arrive at a final solution that may or may not be equivalent to the sum of all of the procedural steps that are taken to get to it. Therefore, malleability and flexibility of thinking are the primary foundations upon which any problem solving and decision-making process can progress.

Driscoll (1982) in the textbook Problem Solving Connections

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