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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 213
Professor
Jelena Ristic
Semester
Winter

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TEXTBOOKPROBLEMSOLVINGInsightproblemsandtheGestaltTheoryofthinkinginsightthinkingaproblemthatneedsarestructuringofthewayinwhichitsrepresentedbeforeitcanbesolvedGestaltviewasuddenchangeinthewayinformationisorganizedsomeGestaltpsychologistsKohlerandtheMentalityofApesbyinsightkohlermeanttheabilitytounderstandthewayinwhichthepartsofasituationarerelatedtooneanotherInsightoccursspontaneouslyandsuddenlyandinvolvedaperceptualrestructuringofsituationinsightfulproblemsolvingisallnoneeitherufinditornotWertheimerandproductivethinkingproductivethinkingthinkingthatoccursasaresultofhavingagraspofthegeneralprinciplesthatapplyintheparticularsituationinwhichyoufindyourselfTheAltarWindowexampleofWertheimershowsthattherearetwotypesofthinkinginopposetoproductiveisstructurallyblindthinkingthetendencytoreproducethinkingappropriateforothersituationsbutnotforthecurrentsituationreproductivethinkingexdecompositionof10000008into9999999andcanbedevidedby9DunckerandFunctionalFixednessAnalysisofthesituationDeterminingwhatfunctionstheobjectsinthesituationhaveandhowtheycanbeusedtosolvetheproblemFunctionalfixednessbeingunabletoseethataparticularobjectcouldperformthefunctionneededtosolveaproblemalsothetendencyforppltothinkaboutobjectsbasedonthefunctionforwhichtheyweredesignatedLighterCoinexampleMaierandtheConceptofDirectionExampleof4lineswithindotshintsahintmustbeconsistentwiththedirectionthatthepersonsthinkingistakingandcannotbeusefulunlessitsrespondstodifficultythatthepersonhasalreadyexperiencedInsightIsInvoluntaryByMetcalfandWieberfeelingofwarmththefeelingpplmighthaveastheyapproachthesolutiontoaproblemfeelingofknowingthefeelingapersonmighthavethatshewouldbeabletosolveaparticularproblemForinsightproblemtheresnosuchfeelings
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