1) What is the difference between Well vs. IllDefined Problems? Give an example
2) How does mental representation of a problem help us get to a solution?
3) If oyu are given a questions to solve like If the length of the circle’s radius is r,
what is the length of X? What determines how you will sovle this problem?
4) What facilitates the rapid discovery of a problem solution ( aha)? What are some
features of these Aha movements?
5) If insight is a real part of problem solving, then what should we see any difference
between people solve problems when they experience insight vs. when they do
6) In an experiment where Participants were given a series of problems. On each
problem, participants had to verbally report how “warm” or “cold” they were in
terms of finding a solution( warm means close to a solution). Warmness ratings
were given on a scale of 07. Participants were queried every 15 seconds (how
close are you to a solution now). In manipulation: Problems were either non
insight “algebra” problems, or problems that other people historically report
experiencing insight while solving. What did the result show? ( hint: explain the
curve that you see between then too inters of their warmth feeling as they get
close to the answer)
7) To test what happens during conceptualizing shift, Participants were given a series
of gearmesh puzzles to solve. While solving, participants had to verbally report
their thoughts. Finger motions and overt attention were also measured. Gear
meshes varied in complexity and detail (e.g., extraneous pathways, multiple
pathways to target gear). Additionally, gearmesh puzzles either “moved on
screen, or remained stationary. What were the results interims of The presence of
“jitter” and how did their behavior change? What happens to their behavior
before, after having a solution?
8) What is fixation? T/F disability is better for finding a novel solution?
9) Explain the candle problem?
10) In an experiement where Participants were presented with “the candle problem”
and given twenty minutes to solve it. The candles were either filled so acted as
containers or empty. What percent of the participant from empty box solved the
problem? How about the filled container? What does this result mean and try to
11) In an experiment where Participants were put in a room with two strings hanging
from a ceiling, and instructed to tie the two ends together. Participants were given
a chair and pliers to aid their efforts. If participants hadn’t solved the problem
within ten minutes, the researcher would either 1) do nothing or 2)”accidentally”
brush up against one of the strings, setting it into motion (kind of provide a hint).
How many percent % of participants solved the problem within 10 minutes. If
the researcher bumped into one of the strings, how many of participants would
proceed to solve the problem within how many minutes?. If participants did not
see the string bumped, they did they solve the problem?
12) 10(2) In an experiment where participants were presented with a series of water
jug problems. All of the problems could be solved with the “A B 2C”
method(hard method/time consuimg). However, two of the problems could
additionally be solved in another (simpler) way. Problem order was randomized. What did the result show if these two pro