Current Psychology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 143–146

Individual differences in problem solving via insight


    • Metropolitan State College of DenverDepartment of Psychology

DOI: 10.1007/s12144-000-1011-y

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Ansburg, P.I. Curr Psychol (2000) 19: 143. doi:10.1007/s12144-000-1011-y


The purpose of the present work was to identify general problem solving skills that underlie the production of insight. One hundred and eighteen participants completed insight problems, analogies, series-completion problems and the Remote Associates Test. Scores on all measures were related to performance on the insight problems (Pearson r's ranged from .31 to .47, p < .008). These findings are consistent with the notion that the abilities to apprehend relations and fluency of thought are involved in insightful problem solving.

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