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The Two-Ropes Problem

The Two-Ropes Problem. The study of Maier (1931):

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The Two-Ropes Problem

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  1. The Two-Ropes Problem The study of Maier (1931): The author led his participants into a room with two ropes hanging from the ceiling. Their were other tools in the room, like a hammer, pliers, and extension cords. This task often involves insightand is a demonstration of functional fixedness. The task was to hold both ropes together: Contributor © POSbase 2003

  2. The Two-Ropes Problem ? ! © POSbase 2003

  3. The Two-Ropes Problem Solution: Bind the hammer or another heavy tool to one of the ropes and let them swing so that you can get the other rope. © POSbase 2003

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