Effect of stimulus abstractness on problem solving abilitiesin healthy young adults

Varghese, Aiswarya Liz and Bajaj , Gagan and *, Nayana P Kumar and Varghese, Shruthy and Kuriakose, Greena and Bhat, Jayashree S. (2015) Effect of stimulus abstractness on problem solving abilitiesin healthy young adults. Global Journal for Research Analysis, 4 (1). pp. 131-132. ISSN 2277 - 8160

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Problem solving is a mental process that requires the modulation and control of more routine or fundamental skills. There is limited knowledge at present about the construction of problem solving stimuli in various cognitive communicative test batteries. Whether abstractness of the stimulus content would change the performance of the subjects on the task is also ambiguous. Thus the present study is an attempt to resolve this ambiguity. Twenty eight young adults between the age range of 18-27years were included in the study. The task included a total of 56 problem solving questions which were divided into two sets. This preliminary data indicates that the effect of abstractness of the stimulus varies with respect to the nature of the problem, the complexity of the problem and the working memory load involved in the problem

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: abstractness, problem solving, cognition, young adults
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 06:34
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 10:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141909

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