Effects of Frustration on Noninsight and Insight Problem Solving

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dc.contributor.advisorBatsell, W. Robert, 1963-
dc.contributor.advisorJeffries, Paul W.
dc.contributor.authorWeishuhn, Amanda S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-23T18:34:56Z
dc.date.available2012-07-23T18:34:56Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.descriptionvii, 81 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigated the effects of experimentally induced frustration on noninsight and insight problem solving to clarify whether the study of affective states can help resolve the distinction between insight and noninsight problem solving. Twenty-five college students were tested using a within subjects design on noninsight and insight problems while both frustrated and unfrustrated. Mood ratings were taken using a self-rating mood inventory before and after testing to ensure that frustration was successfully induced. Results showed that frustration did not significantly effect the solution rates of noninsight or insight problems. However, there were significant differences found in the time needed to solve a problem. These data provide some evidence for the existence of a distinction between these two types of problem solving, however more research is needed to draw more convincing conclusions on this debate.en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/26948
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Psychology.;
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dc.titleEffects of Frustration on Noninsight and Insight Problem Solvingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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