A Cognitive Reanalysis of Anagram Solution Set Learning

  title={A Cognitive Reanalysis of Anagram Solution Set Learning},
  author={Thomas Hardy Leahey},
Summary Although the idea of mental set was first proposed by the early Wurzburg cognitive psychologists, it was taken over by Hullian behaviorists as just another name for habit strength. In the present paper the Hullian account anagram set-learning of Maltzman and Morrisett is critically analyzed, and a new cognitive theory is proposed that accounts for Maltzman's data and is more parsimonious. Experimentally, the original Maltzman and Morrisett study was partially replicated and extended… CONTINUE READING