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The Solving of Problem Situations by PreSchool Children- An Analysis


by Augusta Alpert 1928

THE purpose of this investigation was twofold: 1 A. To analyze children's methods of solving problem situations with the purpose of isolating the constituent elements of a solution. B. To compare the characteristic behavior of children in problem situations with that of anthropoid apes in similar situations as described by W. Kohler in his book, The Mentality of Apes, with the purpose of throwing further light upon A. To serve both purposes of the investigation it was found expedient to repeat some of the test-situations used by Kohler, with changes here and there1- suggested by the difference of the subjects used. On the whole the conditions in this investigation were kept more constant than in Kohler's.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 30 Number 2, 1928, p. 151-152
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5721, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:28:09 PM

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