Types of Thinking

Hardcover | November 3, 1999

byS. Ian RobertsonEditorS. Ian Robertson

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Types of Thinking provides a basic grounding in the psychology of thinking for undergraduate students with little previous knowledge of cognitive psychology. This clear, well-structured overview explores the practical aspects and applications of everyday thinking, creative thinking, logical and scientific thinking, intelligent thinking and machine thinking. It also explores 'failures of thinking', the biases and shortcuts that sometimes lead our thinking astray.
The author tackles big ideas in an accessible manner and in an entertaining style, ensuring that Types of Thinking will be attractive not only to students but also to teachers organising and planning courses, as well as the lay reader.

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Written for undergraduate psychology students, this book provides a basic grounding in cognitive psychology. S. Ian Robertson examines applications of everyday thinking, creative thinking, logical thinking, scientific thinking, intelligent thinking and machine thinking. He also looks at how motivation, arousal, emotions and errors of j...

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Types of Thinking provides a basic grounding in the psychology of thinking for undergraduate students with little previous knowledge of cognitive psychology. This clear, well-structured overview explores the practical aspects and applications of everyday thinking, creative thinking, logical and scientific thinking, intelligent thinking...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.8 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041519105X

ISBN - 13:9780415191050

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1. What does 'thinking' mean 2. Everyday thinking 3. Creative thinking 4. Logical and scientific thinking 5. Failures of thinking 6. Intelligent thinking 7. Conclusions Solutions to problems, Glossary, References

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Written for undergraduate psychology students, this book provides a basic grounding in cognitive psychology. S. Ian Robertson examines applications of everyday thinking, creative thinking, logical thinking, scientific thinking, intelligent thinking and machine thinking. He also looks at how motivation, arousal, emotions and errors of judgement impact decision making. Types of Thinking distinguishes between "deep" and "surface" thought and "lateral" thinking.