Accession Number : AD0711030

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF PROBLEM SOLVING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Donald W. ; McNemar,Olga W.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : Contents: Group versus individual achievement in solving arithmetic reasoning and spatial relations problems; Effectiveness of a brief interruption of work as a means of overcoming inappropriate sets in problem solving; Continuous versus voluntarily spaced work in problem solving; Appraisal of intellectual motivation; Transfer as a function of breadth of training; The effect of stimulus redundancy on concept formation; A possible sex difference in the effect of success and failure on problem solving; The effect on problem solving of success and failure; The effect on problem solving of success and failure as a function of level of anxiety; Anagram and puzzle series for the study of set.

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PROBLEM SOLVING), (*PROBLEM SOLVING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), REASONING, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, SPACE PERCEPTION, SCHEDULING, MOTIVATION, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SEX, SET THEORY, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE