Member Login Forgot Password? Reset >>
Not a member yet? Signup for full access >>

Psychology Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Follow AlleyDog


Functional Fixedness



Functional Fixedness:

+ add to my flashcards cite this term

People are often very limited in the ways they think about objects, concepts, and people. When something is thought of only in terms of its functionality, then the person is demonstrating functional fixedness. This type of thinking is narrow and limited, often inhibiting the problem solving process.

Interested in a Graduate Psychology Degree?
You can get free information about Adler University's graduate psychology programs just by answering a few short questions.

It only takes a minute. What are you waiting for? Get Free Info