PSYC 256 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: The Skyscrapers (Wrestling), Functional Fixedness, Rebus

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PROBLEM SOLVING
Problem Solving Cycle
Meta Mindset Model
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Types of Problems
Well-defined
o Clearly specified operators
o All relevant information available
o Clear goal-state
Ill-defined
o Goal-state and constraints unclear
o Any information may (or may not) be relevant
Museum Curator Problem
Coin wouldn’t say  BC
Cheap Necklace Problem
Solving Problems: Insight
Insight
o Deep, useful understanding of the nature of a difficult problem
o Thought to be necessary to find creative solutions to problems
o But, many argue problem solving is an incremental process, not a sudden
realization
Non-insight Problems:
o Likely solved through incremental processes
o Require analytical, step-by-step processing
Insight Problems:
o Those where solution appears suddenly
The Nine-Dot Problem
o Connect all 9 dots
o Use only 4 lines
o Do not lift your pencil from the page after you begin drawing
Requires extending lines beyond boundary
Mental set of staying in boundary prevents successful solution
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