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2021 Vol. 14 Issue 76

Korovkin S.Y. The role of anticipation and expectations in insight problem solving

Full text in Russian: Коровкин С.Ю. Роль антиципации и ожиданий в инсайтном решении

P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Yaroslavl, Russia

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The current review describes the role of anticipation and expectations in insight problem solving. According to the literature, search of an insight solution represents a directed process determined by both past experience and the goal representation or the satisfactory progress. Two types of anticipation are identified: data-driven anticipation is based on the constraint of possible outcomes by performing automated processes; task-driven anticipation is based on the formation of a problem representation that includes an expected result. Both types of anticipation define the direction of insight problem solving, but at different stages. It is suggested that accessibility of expectations in case of task-driven anticipation allows for conscious analysis of the representation of a target state and progress.

Keywords: insight, anticipation, expectations, goal representation, problem solving, predictive coding

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The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 18-013-01056-а.

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Received: 24 October 2020. Date of publication: 07 May 2021.

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Korovkin Sergei Y. PhD (Psychology), Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, proezd Matrosova, 9, 204, 150057 Yaroslavl, Russia.
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Korovkin S.Y. The role of anticipation and expectations in insight problem solving. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2021, Vol. 14, No. 76, p. 5.

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