GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Problem Solving

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Example Question #1 : Thinking

Which of the following mental processes are promoted by intrinsic motivation, persistence, and expertise?

Possible Answers:

Crystallized intelligence

Creativity

Functional fixedness

Convergent thinking

Correct answer:

Creativity

Explanation:

Creativity is another word for divergent thinking, a type of problem solving ability wherein a person’s brain searches various areas as it seeks the solution to a particular problem. Certain traits—including intrinsic motivation, persistence, expertise, nonconformity, and curiosity—can help promote creative thinking.

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