Demystification of cognitive insight: Opportunistic assimilation and the prepared-mind hypothesis
(1994)
  • Colleen M Seifert , University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • David E Meyer , University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Natalie Davidson , University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Andrea L Patalano , University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Ilan Yaniv , University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Book
Abstract

Definition of insight / alternative perspectives on insight [the business-as-usual perspective, the Wizard Merlin perspective, the prepared-mind perspective] / past studies of the preparation phase / past studies of the incubation phase / expansion of the prepared-mind perspective / studies of impasses and opportunistic assimilation / toward an information-processing model of insight.

Keywords
  • planning,
  • problem solving,
  • opportunism,
  • insight,
  • creativity
Disciplines
Publication Date
1994
Editor
R. Sternberg, & J. Davidson
Publisher
MIT Press
Citation Information
Seifert, C. M., Meyer, D. E., Davidson, N., Patalano, A. L., & Yaniv, I. (1994). Demystification of cognitive insight: Opportunistic assimilation and the prepared-mind hypothesis. In R. Sternberg, & J. Davidson (Eds.), The nature of insight (pp. 65-124). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.