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Types of Thinking : Psychology Focus - S. Ian Robertson

Types of Thinking

Psychology Focus

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Published: 22nd April 1999
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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 slips of action that can lead to plane crashes and industrial accidents. Influences on decision-making such as motivation, arousal and emotion are examined, as well as the differences between "deep" and "surface" thought, "lateral" thinking, and the effect of negative transfer. Written in an accessible and engaging style, "Types of Thinking" will be attractive to students and teachers of psychology as well as to the lay reader.

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. xi
Series prefacep. xiii
What does 'thinking' mean?p. 1
Everyday thinkingp. 11
Creative thinkingp. 37
Logical and scientific thinkingp. 59
Failures of thinkingp. 83
Intelligent thinkingp. 107
Thinking about thinkingp. 133
Solutions to problemsp. 141
Glossaryp. 145
Referencesp. 151
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9780415191067
ISBN-10: 0415191068
Series: Psychology Focus
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 22nd April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1