HPSLSQ39-58.2010 - 10/7/2010 Human Problem Solving Lecture...

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10/7/2010 Human Problem Solving Lecture Study Questions #3 Note: I try to get questions to you before I cover them in class. So don’t worry if some of them can’t be answered yet. I’ll cover them soon. L.39. According to Karl Duncker what is ‘functional fixedness’? L.40. In the two-cord problem, the solution involved using a metal object to make a pendulum bob. Two metal objects were available to the subjects. What determined the one they tended to use to make the bob? L.41. In Silverado’s experiment involving making a 12 link necklace out of four three link chains, he studied the role of ‘incubation’. How did he create incubation in his experiment? (Hint: I just want a short sentence involving how he varied the problem solving time among groups.) L.42. I contrasted “pure induction” with “rule-based induction.” What is the essential difference? L.43. What did B.F. Skinner discover by accident about rats (Hint: we can see the phenomenon in Las Vegas? L.44. In a binary guessing game, each subject tries to anticipate which of two lights will be lit on each of a series of trials. Professor Yellott, in his dissertation research, arranged
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HPSLSQ39-58.2010 - 10/7/2010 Human Problem Solving Lecture...

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