ERIC Number: ED392604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Model of Frustration during Problem Solving.
Allen, Bradford D.
A central theme of Mandler's theory of emotion is that the interruption of a cognitive activity sets the stage for emotion. Mandler's theory is particularly applicable to mathematical problem-solving experiences. Mandler's linking of emotion to perception also makes emotion during problem solving an excellent candidate to be modeled with catastrophe theory. This hypothesis was tested using data collected during actual problem-solving experiences from (n=14) students in a graduate problem-solving class. Results showed that 74% of the variance in frustration level of the students was explained by the catastrophe model whereas only 46% was explained by the linear model. Contains 46 references. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Frustration; Mandler (George)
Note: Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization (Rockport, ME, April 20-22, 1994).