Overcoming Functional Fixedness with Creativity


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What is functional fixedness?

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1. Gestalt psychology claims that human minds perceive things in what terms?

2. Who is considered the founder of Gestalt psychology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Functional fixedness and creativity will be assessed with this worksheet/quiz combo. You'll be answering questions on what functional fixedness is and what is stated in Gestalt psychology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Worksheet/quiz topics are as follows:

  • The founder of Gestalt psychology
  • Generic parts technique associated with overcoming functional fixedness
  • Contextual definition of incubation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding incubation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gestalt psychology
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on functional fixedness and creativity

Additional Learning

For more on the subject, review the lesson entitled Overcoming Functional Fixedness with Creativity. These topics will be covered in further detail:

  • How Gestalt psychology relates to functional fixedness and overcoming it
  • Psychologist Karl Duncker
  • Flexibility and how it can be used to overcome functional fixedness
  • Concept of insight