BACKWARD SEARCH

refers to a problem-solving strategy whereby the solver works backward from the end goal to the beginning state. For example, finding the path through a maze by working from the end of the maze back to the beginning. See also working backward.

BACKWARD SEARCH: "A person conducting a backward search would start at the end of the maze and work toward the beginning."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BACKWARD SEARCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/backward-search/ (accessed March 4, 2021).
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