The Nature of Insight / Edition 1by Janet E. Davidson
The Nature of Insight brings together diverse perspectives, including recent theories and discoveries, to examine the nature and origins of insightful thinking, as well as the history of theory and research on the topic and the methods used to study it. There are chapters by the leading experts in this field, including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ronald Finke,/i>… See more details below
The Nature of Insight brings together diverse perspectives, including recent theories and discoveries, to examine the nature and origins of insightful thinking, as well as the history of theory and research on the topic and the methods used to study it. There are chapters by the leading experts in this field, including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ronald Finke, Howard Gruber, Marcel
Just, David Meyer, David Perkins, Dean Simonton, and Robert Weisberg, among others.
The Nature of Insight is divided into five main parts. Following an introduction that reviews the history and methods of the field, part II looks at how people solve challenging puzzles whose answers cannot be obtained through ordinary means. Part III focuses on how people come up with ideas for new inventions, while part IV explores the thinking of some of the most insightful people in the history of civilization. Part V considers metaphors such as evolution and investment as bases for understanding insight. An epilogue integrates all these approaches.
Contributors: R.E. Mayer, R.L.
Dominowski and P. Dallob. C.M. Seifert, D.E. Meyer, N. Davidson, A.J. Patalano, and
I. Yaniv. J.E. Davidson. R.W. Weisberg. M.L. Gick and R.S. Lockhart. S.M. Smith.
R.A. Finke. M.I. Isaak and M.A. Just. M. Csikszentmihalyi and K. Sawyer. K. Dunbar.
H.E. Gruber. M.F. Ippolito and R.D. Tweney. D.K. Simonton. D.N. Perkins. R.J.
Sternberg and T.I. Lubart.
The MIT Press
Table of Contents
|1||The Search for Insight: Grappling with Gestalt Psychology's Unanswered Questions||3|
|2||Insight and Problem Solving||33|
|3||Demystification of Cognitive Insight: Opportunistic Assimilation and the Prepared-Mind Perspective||65|
|4||The Suddenness of Insight||125|
|5||Prolegomena to Theories of Insight in Problem Solving: A Taxonomy of Problems||157|
|6||Cognitive and Affective Components of Insight||197|
|7||Getting Into and Out of Mental Ruts: A Theory of Fixation, Incubation, and Insight||229|
|8||Creative Insight and Preinventive Forms||255|
|9||Constraints on Thinking in Insight and Invention||281|
|10||Creative Insight: The Social Dimension of a Solitary Moment||329|
|11||How Scientists Really Reason: Scientific Reasoning in Real-World Laboratories||365|
|12||Insight and Affect in the History of Science||397|
|13||The Inception of Insight||433|
|14||Foresight in Insight? A Darwinian Answer||465|
|15||Insight in Minds and Genes||495|
|16||An Investment Perspective on Creative Insight||535|
|Epilogue: Putting Insight into Perspective||559|
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