ERIC Number: EJ1115827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Human Performance on Insight Problem Solving: A Review
Chu, Yun; MacGregor, James N.
Journal of Problem Solving, v3 n2 Article 6 p119-150 Feb 2011
The article provides a review of recent research on insight problem-solving performance. We discuss what insight problems are, the different types of classic and newer insight problems, and how we can classify them. We also explain some of the other aspects that affect insight performance, such as hints, analogs, training, thinking aloud, and individual differences. In addition, we describe some of the main theoretical explanations that have been offered. Finally, we present some measures of insight and relevant neuroscience contributions to the area over the last decade.
Descriptors: Performance, Intuition, Problem Solving, Literature Reviews, Definitions, Classification, Prompting, Logical Thinking, Training, Protocol Analysis, Individual Differences, Neurosciences, Theories, Metacognition, Transfer of Training, Measurement
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