Individual and group performance on insight problems: The effects of experimentally induced fixation

  title={Individual and group performance on insight problems: The effects of experimentally induced fixation},
  author={C. Smith and Emily Bushouse and Jennifer S. Lord},
  journal={Group Processes & Intergroup Relations},
  pages={91 - 99}
  • C. Smith, Emily Bushouse, Jennifer S. Lord
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
  • Recent research has shown that the benefits associated with incubation periods during individual problem solving can be explained in terms of forgetting the material or of any strategy that serves to block progress toward success (e.g., Smith & Blankenship, 1991). While interacting groups reliably outperform individuals on both problem-solving and recall tasks, groups superior memory capacity may serve to hinder problem solving, especially when fixation has occurred. In the present study… CONTINUE READING
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