Creative Cognition: Theory, Research, and Applications

Creative Cognition: Theory, Research, and Applications

by Ronald A. Finke, Thomas B. Ward, Steven M. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262560968

ISBN-13: 9780262560962

Pub. Date: 01/05/1996

Publisher: MIT Press

Creative Cognition combines original experiments with existing work in cognitive psychology to provide the first explicit account of the cognitive processes and structures that contribute to creative thinking and discovery. In separate chapters, the authors take up visualization, concept formation, categorization, memory retrieval, and problem solving. They…  See more details below

Overview

Creative Cognition combines original experiments with existing work in cognitive psychology to provide the first explicit account of the cognitive processes and structures that contribute to creative thinking and discovery. In separate chapters, the authors take up visualization, concept formation, categorization, memory retrieval, and problem solving. They describe novel experimental methods for studying creative cognitive processes under controlled laboratory conditions, along with techniques that can be used to generate many different types of inventions and concepts.

A Bradford Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262560962
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/05/1996
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,429,138
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction to Creative Cognition1
Ch. 2Theoretical and Methodological Considerations17
Ch. 3Creative Visualization45
Ch. 4Creative Invention65
Ch. 5Conceptual Synthesis91
Ch. 6Structured Imagination113
Ch. 7Insight, Fixation, and Incubation143
Ch. 8Creative Strategies for Problem Solving167
Ch. 9General Implications and Applications189
References207
Index221

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