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13 Indira is out of tissues and does not have time to go to the store to buy more. Her friend comes over and asks her why she doesn’t just use toilet paper when she needs to blow her nose. What BEST describes why Indira did not consider using toilet paper? A. functional fixedness B. confirmation bias C. mental simulation D. semantics


functional fixedness

  • Q:What is the definition of functional fixedness? A:Functional fixedness is a cognitive bias that limits a person to using an object only in the way it is traditionally used.
  • Q:Does the description of functional fixedness apply to Indira's situation? A:Yes, because Indira is limited in her thinking to only using tissues for blowing her nose, even though toilet paper could serve the same function.