Insight is an important concept in psychology. It is a concept related
to problem solving. Thus, it is important to define insight. Below is a
definition of insight relevant to psychology:
Insight involves gaining sudden knowledge of a possible solution
to a problem.
Insight can be viewed as the aha experience. Below is an example of
insight that is relevant to problem solving and the aha experience:
Imagine that you have applied to many jobs. You have had a few
interviews, but you have not yet received a job offer. While thinking
about your skills, you suddenly have the idea that you could start a
business using some of your skills. This idea about starting a business
using your skills is an example of insight. You gained knowledge of a
possible solution to the problem of lacking work. Moreover, it involves
thinking in a broader context when solving a problem because you are
considering self-employment in addition to applying for jobs.
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