Verification is insight a premonition of the correct

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Verification Is insight a premonition of the correct solution? No, it’s just a new idea of a possible solution o Metclafe and Wiebe study (warmth ratings) Incubation effect o Wallas argued that when you set a problem aside, you unconsciously work on it o Reasons why it may sometimes help: (1) Timing (2) Mind wandering (3) no frustration/fatigue (4) Forgetting Obstacles Functional fixedness o Candle problem o Steel rings problem Problem solving set (Einstellung): a bunch of beliefs and assumptions that a person makes about a problem o Water jug study Information-processing approach: problem solving is a search for a solution Initial state, intermediate state, goal state, problem space, path constraints, and operator o Tower of Hanoi problem Means-end analysis: using subgoals o Mutilated checkerboard study: Kaplan and Simon (1990): problem solving becomes easier when information is provided that helps point people toward the correct representation of the problem (1) blank squares (2) pink and black squares (3) pink and black words on each square (4) bread and butter words on each square
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