Thinking: Directed, Undirected, and Creative

Paperback | April 23, 1996

byK. J. Gilhooly, GilhoolyEditorK. J. Gilhooly

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The Third Edition builds upon the previous edition to provide a comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date introduction to the area of thought processes in normal human adults. The major topics covered are: thinking directed at solving well-defined problems, and less directed forms of thinking, such as daydreaming, and creative thinking. These topics are predominantly discussed from an information processing approach, which is currently dominant in cognitive psychology. Also included in this text are historical background, progress achieved within the information processing approach to thinking, and promising directions for future research.

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The third edition builds upon the previous edition to provide a comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date introduction to the area of thought processes in normal human adults. The three major topics covered are: thinking directed at solving well-defined problems, less directed forms of thinking (such as daydreaming), and creative thinkin...

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The Third Edition builds upon the previous edition to provide a comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date introduction to the area of thought processes in normal human adults. The major topics covered are: thinking directed at solving well-defined problems, and less directed forms of thinking, such as daydreaming, and creative thinking. ...

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This book is the Third Edition of K.J. Gilhooly's widely adopted text on the intriguing and challenging topic of thinking. It provides an up-to-date review of a wide range of research and theory aimed at increasing our understanding of thought processes.In this new edition, there are extensive changes to incorporate recent developments...

Dr. Gilhooly is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. He has published extensively in the psychology of human thinking, and has held numerous research grants in that area. His current research interests focus on the role of working memory in reasoning, planning and creative thinking; and cognitive processes in me...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 23, 1996Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
Solving Puzzles.
Expertise 1: Adversary Problems.
Expertise 2: Non-Adversary Problems.
Deductive Reasoning 1: Categorical Syllogisms.
Deductive Reasoning 2: Propositional Reasoning.
Inductive Reasoning: Testing and Generating Hypotheses.
Decision Making.
Daydreaming.
Creative Processes.
Thinking: Theoretical Overview, Progress, and Prospects.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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The third edition builds upon the previous edition to provide a comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date introduction to the area of thought processes in normal human adults. The three major topics covered are: thinking directed at solving well-defined problems, less directed forms of thinking (such as daydreaming), and creative thinking.