Normative data for 144 compound remote associate problems

Edward M. Bowden*, Mark Jung-Beeman

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We have developed and tested 144 compound remote associate problems. Across eight experiments, 289 participants were given four time limits (2 sec, 7 sec, 15 sec, or 30 sec) for solving each problem. This paper provides a brief overview of the problems and normative data regarding the percentage of participants solving, and mean time-to-solution for, each problem at each time limit. These normative data can be used in selecting problems on the basis of difficulty or mean time necessary for reaching a solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-639
Number of pages6
JournalBehavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)


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