An hypothesis approach to the solution of anagrams.

@article{Mendelsohn1976AnHA,
  title={An hypothesis approach to the solution of anagrams.},
  author={Gerald A Mendelsohn},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1976},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={637-42}
}
The attempts of subjects to reorganize the letters of an anagram were construed as a series of hypotheses about the correct letter order. It was predicted, consequently, that variables which reduce the number of tenable hypotheses or influence the order in which hypotheses are generated will affect problem difficulty. Five such variables, plus solution word frequency, were used to predict solution probabilities in two studies. The multiple Rs obtained were .92 and .82 and the two regression… CONTINUE READING

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