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dc.contributor.authorErikson, James W
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21T14:05:01Z
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-01T18:54:13Z
dc.date.available2012-05-21T14:05:01Z
dc.date.available2015-10-01T18:54:13Z
dc.date.issued2012-05-21T14:05:01Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10484/3998
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to replicate and expand two experimental procedures that have been fundamental to the understanding of problem solving and rigidity: functional fixedness and effects of Einstellung. Functional fixedness can be described as an instance in which negative transfer occurs and there is perceptual “blindness” to the versatility of an object. Einstellung is the tendency to utilize a more complicated and habitually primed procedure at the expense of simpler methods. Results were analyzed to identify individuals resistant to these natural effects and to determine the non-clinical personality factors as assessed by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI, Myers, McCaulley, Quenk, & Hammer, 1998) that contribute to rigidity and fixation. A majority of participants (60%) responded in the same manner to the cognitive fixation problems (either susceptible or resistant to both functional fixedness and effects of Einstellung), indicating a salient connection between the cognitive mechanisms activated by these two phenomena. A significant relationship was discovered between susceptibility to cognitive fixation and the Thinking/Feeling dimension on the MBTI.
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJames W. Erikson
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subject.lcshProblem solving.
dc.subject.lcshCognitive psychology.
dc.subject.lcshPersonality.
dc.subject.otherEinstellung
dc.subject.otherFunctional Fixedness
dc.titleProblem-solving:Individual factors predictive of resistance to functional fixedness and effects of einstellung.
dc.typeDissertation
dc.date.graduationmonthDecember
dc.date.published2011
dc.description.committeechairKrug, Damon
dc.description.committeemembersDraper, Matthew
dc.description.committeemembersPolizzi, David
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology
dc.description.imprintCunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetdILL-ETD-078
dc.description.levelDoctoral
dc.description.noteTitle from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 80 p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix
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