Lecture 4 Problem solving and creativty

Lecture 4 Problem solving and creativty - SPC 231 Cognition...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
SPC 231 Cognition and Perception Lecture 4: Problem Solving and Creativity Department of Psychology, School of Health and Natural Sciences Sunway University College Problems Lovett (2002), problems occur when there is an obstacle between a present state and a goal and it is not immediately obvious how to get around the obstacle. Approaches to Problem Solving Gestalt Approach Gestalt Psychologist sees problem solving as o How people represent a problem in their mind o How problem solving involve re-organisation or restructuring of their representation. There are 2 kinds of problems o Non-Insight Problems – There are steps to achieve the answer of the problem and you can predict when you are close to the answer. o Insight Problems – There are no rules or steps to achieve the problem. The answer may just appear. You can not predict when you can achieve the answer. Insight & Non-Insight Problems: Related Research: Metcalfe & Wiebe (1987) Obstacles to problem solving o
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern