Creativity and Insight in Problem Solving

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Laura Golnabi


This paper analyzes the thought process involved in problem solving and its categorization as creative thinking as defined by psychologist R. Weisberg (2006). Additionally, the notion of insight, sometimes present in unconscious creative thinking and often leading to creative ideas, is discussed in the context of geometry problem solving. In particular, it is argued that solving insight problems used by psychologists to measure creativity and solving certain geometry problems share similar thought processes.

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Golnabi, L. (2016). Creativity and Insight in Problem Solving. Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 7(2).