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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy

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Cognitive and affective mechanisms of creative problems solving facilitation by humor

Korovkin S.Yu., Ph.D. in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chair of General Psychology, P. G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Yaroslavl, Russia, korovkin_su@list.ru
Nikiforova O.S., Student, P. G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Yaroslavl, Russia, weis1993@mail.ru
Abstract
The mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of facilitating small creative (insight) problems by humor were studied in a series of experiments. The existence of the phenomenon of comic facilitation of finding the insight tasks solutions was confirmed. A theoretical model is proposed and the role of cognitive and affective mechanisms in the phenomenon of facilitation is analyzed. Specifically, the role of the affective component of humor in facilitation was confirmed. The role of conflict and displacement of cognitive schemes in the affective mechanisms of facilitation was specified.

Keywords: thinking, humo, problem solving, insight, creative task, facilitation

Column: Cognitive Psychology

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