Investigating the effect of mental set on insight problem solving.

@article{Ollinger2008InvestigatingTE,
  title={Investigating the effect of mental set on insight problem solving.},
  author={Michael E. Ollinger and Gary Jones and G{\"u}nther Knoblich},
  journal={Experimental psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={
          269-82
        }
}
Mental set is the tendency to solve certain problems in a fixed way based on previous solutions to similar problems. The moment of insight occurs when a problem cannot be solved using solution methods suggested by prior experience and the problem solver suddenly realizes that the solution requires different solution methods. Mental set and insight have often been linked together and yet no attempt thus far has systematically examined the interplay between the two. Three experiments are… 

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