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Rich South psych students are put to the test

Students Rich South High School RichtPark work think new use for an object.  |  Supplied photo

Students at Rich South High School in Richton Park work to think of a new use for an object. | Supplied photo

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Updated: February 6, 2014 6:02AM



Advanced Placement psychology students at Rich South High School in Richton Park recently were tested on how they demonstrated functional fixedness — the ability to think of a new use for an object.

Students were told to write their name with the objects on a desk, but none of the objects was a writing utensil.

Students were supplied with paper, stickers, paper clips, string and a magazine. Some attempted to make their names out of the objects, while others could not figure out what to do.

Staff report



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