Creative Thought: An Investigation of Conceptual Structures and Processes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557989062
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Pages: 567

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1 Conceptual Structures and Processes in Creative Thought 1
2 Thematic Relations and the Creation of Combined Concepts 31
3 Conceptual Combination: Possibilities and Esthetics 51
4 Emergent Attributes in Combined Concepts 83
5 The Developmental Emergence of Multiplicative Combinations 111
6 Coherent and Creative Conceptual Combinations 129
7 Imagination at Work: Conceptual and Linguistic Creativity in Children 145
8 The Creation of New Concepts: A Multifaceted Approach to Category Learning 179
9 Creativity: Shifting Across Ontological Categories Flexibly 209
10 Polysemy and the Creation of Novel Word Meanings 235
11 Mundane Creativity in Perceptual Symbol Systems 267
12 Creativity in Personality, Developmental, and Social Psychology: Any Links With Cognitive Psychology? 309
13 Metaphor Comprehension: How Metaphors Create New Categories 327
14 How Language Reflects the Embodied Nature of Creative Cognition 351
15 Of "Men" and Metaphors: Shakespeare, Embodiment, and Filing Cabinets 375
16 Analogy and Creativity in the Works of Johannes Kepler 403
17 How Scientists Think: On-Line Creativity and Conceptual Change in Science 461
18 Mental Models, Space, and Embodied Cognition 495
19 Creativity's Camel: The Role of Analogy in Invention 523
Author Index 539
Subject Index 549
About the Editors 567
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