Psych M.D. - Algorithms


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Term: Algorithms
Definition (Myers):a methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a particular problem. Contrasts with the usually speedier -- but also more errorprone. -- use of heuristics 1
Definition (alternative): Algorithm is a procedure (a finite set of well-defined instructions) for accomplishing some task which, given an initial state, will terminate in a defined end-state. 2
Contextual explanation: It is a step by step procedure that will ultimately end up with a solution.
Related terms and concepts:
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  1. Myers, D. G. (2008). Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Algorithms - Psychology Wiki. (n.d.). Retrieved September 10, 2009, from http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Algorithms.
  3. http://images.google.co.kr/imglanding?imgurl=http://www.searchenginejournal.com/GoogleAlgo1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-algorithm-exposed/6644/&usg=__VU22qU49KvuBynWGyegkrvQ6g8A%3D&h=432&w=360&sz=109&hl=ko&tbnid=MVPU1Pn-UaJM2M:&tbnh=126&tbnw=105&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dalgorithm%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Dko%26sa%3DG%26newwindow%3D1&q=algorithm&gbv=2&sa=G&newwindow=1&start=0#
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHZ9fsusMGc
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