The Team CRAC
Invited Conférences

Close General information

Close Conferences 2004

Close Conferences 2005

Close Conferences 2006

Close Conferences 2007

Close Conferences 2008

Close Conferences 2009

Close Conférences 2009

Close Conférences 2010

Close Conferences 2011

Close Conférences 2012

Close Conférences 2013

Close symposia



   visitor online

Conferences 2006 - E. Clément

Different expressions of cognitive flexibility in problem solving

Speaker : Evelyne Clément (Université de Rouen)

Date : 11 May 2006


After reviewing the links between flexibility, rigidity, and perseverance, I will present an approach for cognitive flexibility in the realm of problem solving that takes into account the different forms of flexibility and the channels of perseverance brought in from the neuropsychology literature. We will see that it is possible to identify in well-chosen problem solving situations both the reactive and spontaneous forms of flexibility as we as the expression of perseverance behaviour. This approach will be illustrated by the analysis of subjects' behaviours when asked to solve the famous Luchins jar problems. In this context, spontaneous flexibility is expressed by the capacity to spontaneously adopt different points of view on the same situation. Reactive flexibility is expressed in roadblock situations and can be seen in a simple change of procedure or in the elaboration of a new representation of the situation. We will discuss how this approach allows withing the same conceptual framework both the fixation phenomena described by gestaltists and perseverance channels from recent work in neuropsychology.

Click here to view the presentation.

(If you have trouble viewing, see technical advice)

This work will be published in an article that you may consult by clicking on the link below:

Clément E. (2006) Approche de la flexibilité cognitive dans la problématique de la résolution de problèmes, l'année psychologique (à paraître).

Creation date : 30/05/2006 @ 16:35
Last update : 01/10/2007 @ 20:32
Category : Conferences 2006
Page read 7028 times

Print the article Print the article

News Letter
To receive news about this website, consider subscribing to our Newsletter.
344 Subscribers

Webmaster - Infos
News RSS
^ Top ^