What makes an insight problem? The roles of heuristics, goal conception, and solution recoding in knowledge-lean problems.

@article{Chronicle2004WhatMA,
  title={What makes an insight problem? The roles of heuristics, goal conception, and solution recoding in knowledge-lean problems.},
  author={Edward P. Chronicle and James N. MacGregor and Thomas C. Ormerod},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          14-27
        }
}
Four experiments investigated transformation problems with insight characteristics. In Experiment 1, performance on a version of the 6-coin problem that had a concrete and visualizable solution followed a hill-climbing heuristic. Experiment 2 demonstrated that the difficulty of a version of the problem that potentially required insight for solution stems from the same hill-climbing heuristic, which creates an implicit conceptual block. Experiment 3 confirmed that the difficulty of the potential… CONTINUE READING

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