Spiridonov V. The first journal article by K. Duncker and modern research of the problem solving

Full text in Russian: Спиридонов В.Ф. Первая журнальная статья К. Дункера и современные исследования процесса решения задач

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow

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The article by Karl Duncker "A Qualitative (Experimental and Theoretical) Study of Productive Thinking (Solving of Comprehensible Problems)" was first published in 1926 in English and in 1965 in Russian. Since it has been a long time, the explanations are needed for modern readers in order to understand and appreciate novelty and boldness of the theories expressed as well as the personality scale of their author. To achieve this purpose, this commentary briefly summarizes the theoretical ideas, only outlined in the article, but developed by Duncker in later works. These ideas remain relevant at present.

Keywords: K. Duncker, problem-solving, insight, gestalt psychology of thinking, functional approach, ideas translation 

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Received 02 December 2019. Date of publication: 29 December 2019.

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Spiridonov Vladimir. Doctor of psychology. Professor. Psychology Department, Institute for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, prospekt Vernadskogo, 84, 119571 Moscow, Russia.
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Spiridonov V. The first journal article by K. Duncker and modern research of the problem solving. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2019, Vol. 12, No. 67-68, p. 1. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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