ERIC Number: ED021292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Antecedents and Consequences of Intuitive Thinking. Final Report.
Westcott, Malcolm R.
The history and evolution of the concept of intuition is traced through philosophical intuitionism and positivism to contemporary psychology. The theoretical and empirical psychological research relating to intuitive experience and intuitive behavior is also traced, and relations between intuitive problem solving and previous data concerning individual differences and stability of individual differences in this propensity are reviewed. Data are presented concerning the relationships between concurrent preferences appraised by the Strong Vocational Interest Blank and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and individual tendencies to solve problems accurately or inaccurately on large or small amounts of information. Interview studies are reported which compare the behavior and experience of individuals who show large increases in intuitive thinking with those who show large decreases. Interview data with extreme performers are reported concerning their thinking processes, and questionnaire study is presented appraising the post-college experience of individuals who showed various approaches to an intuitive problem solving task while in college. Relationships between the present findings and earlier findings are discussed and several lines of further research are suggested. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Vassar Coll., Poughkeepsie, NY.
Identifiers: Myers Briggs Type Indicator; Strong Vocational Interest Blank