What is the definition of "insight learning"?

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Insight learning is coming up with solutions to problems by thought without any real-world trial and error. With insight learning, sometimes the solution comes quickly, and other times it involves well-thought-out reasoning.

Insight learning theory was developed by Wolfgang Kohler who studied the learning process in chimpanzees. Kohler experimented with putting the chimpanzees' food in locations that were difficult to reach, such as behind a barrier or suspended from the ceiling. The chimpanzees exhibited anger and frustration at not being able to easily reach the food items. Then all at once, a chimpanzee would carry out a solution, such as stacking boxes to reach the food or knocking it down with a pole.

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"Psychology Today" gives an example of how a chimp who could not reach a banana suddenly had the insight to extend the length of its arm by using a rake to get the fruit
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Insight learning occurs when an animal solves a problem or learms how to do something new by applying what it already knows, without a period of trial and error. Insight learning
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its when we learning by observing others by modeling other people like our parents or out idols. Source(s) me.
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As words, 'insight' and 'intuition' have broadly similar meanings but come from different roots. . The OED confirms that. 'insight' comes from the medieval English. insiht. which
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