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What would be the most effective way to develop cognitive flexibility skills?

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Spiro, Feltovich, and Coulson (1995) define their Cognitive Flexibility theory as an ability to restructure schema and perform actions in a way different than what we are used to, given a change in circumstances. In not so many words, it means shifting your typical mentality depending on the situation.

This entails having the cognitive malleability to adhere to new situations, the flexibility to shift paradigms, and the willingness of being able to do the opposite of what our long term memory dictates us to do through procedural memory.

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