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How to build general skills

General skills not only help you with a narrow problem but can be used repeatedly to solve other problems.

But building general skills can be challenging because it is built...

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Earlier theories of the mind - like the formal discipline theory - assumed that things like reason, language and attention were like muscles and that any activity ...

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Ideas influence thinking

Thorndike's replacement theory was not correct. He was wrong in thinking that only the superficial elements of a task needed to match.

An idea, as an abstract concept, can influence your thi...

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The power of ideas as a starting point

Learning ideas are useful to a point. To make a general idea useful, some key obstacles need to be overcome:

  • We need to notice the idea in other contexts. Research fou...

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How to build general skills

People that develop expertise in multiple areas are able to solve a wide range of problems.

The key is to gain broadly valuable skills:

  • Breadth comes fr...

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