Creativity in the Sciences: A Workbook Companion to Innovation Generation

Paperback | December 19, 2012

byMichael L. Goodman, Aisha S. Dickerson, Roberta B. Ness

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Learning to think innovatively requires practice. This workbook, which serves as a companion to Roberta Ness's Innovation Generation: How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas, provides over 150 exercises and activities to hone creative problem-solving skills. Workbook tasks includeimprovisation, insight exercises, and generative skill building. Each chapter addresses doubts that individuals harbor concerning their ability to improve their innovative output, the techniques to work around frames, metaphors and biases in thinking, manipulatives to rearrange problemconceptualization, insight, intuition, collective innovative output from groups, and social and environmental factors that affect creative thinking. The workbook features straightforward and heuristic exercises for both individuals and groups.

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Learning to think innovatively requires practice. This workbook, which serves as a companion to Roberta Ness's Innovation Generation: How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas, provides over 150 exercises and activities to hone creative problem-solving skills. Workbook tasks includeimprovisation, insight exercises, and gener...

Michael L. Goodman is a public health scientist and practitioner with interests in global health, as well as health disparities in the United States. He is active with community health projects in Sub-Sahara Africa and Latin America, and enjoys applying innovative thinking practices to the unique problems that arise in settings with li...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:December 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199915547

ISBN - 13:9780199915545

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Don't Read This Book3. It All Depends on How You Look at It4. Overcoming Frames5. Say it Like You Mean it6. Overcoming Metaphors7. Check This Out!8. Becoming a Keener Observer9. How Biased Are You?10. Overcoming Bias11. The Brain and Creativity12. The Joy of Science13. Asking the Right Questions14. How is Marriage like a Matchbox15. Flip it!16. A Man Walked Into a Bar17. The Power of Group Intelligence18. Getting the Most from a Group19. Intuition20. Testing Your Idea21. That Right Idea22. Overcoming the Stodginess of Science23. Innovation IncubatorsReferencesIndex of Exercises by Type