Psych M.D. - Mental Set


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Term: Mental Set
Definition (Myers): a tendency to approach a problem in a particular way, especially a way that has been successful in the past but may not be helpful in solving a new problem1
Definition (alternative): A tendency to approach situations in a certain way because that method worked in the past.2
Contextual explanation: basically trying to solve problems by methods that you know worked before.
Related terms and concepts:
Psych M.D. - Mental Set - The Neuron4
Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Mental Set Definition. Retrieved November 3, 2009, from Psychcentral.com Web site: http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2009/mental-set/
  3. retrieved November 3, Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/stephens/pvistimuli.html
Edited by: Younsuk
Date of last edit: 11/03/2009



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