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1st Edition

Types of Thinking

ISBN 9780415191067
Published June 22, 1999 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Figures

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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'The book succeeds well in being entertaining and perhaps stimulating an appetite for further reading. In this regard, it is well referenced, and has a good glossary of considerable benefit to the student reader. It is a well structured and clear introduction to the subject which no doubt will provide an adequate introduction to the subject for students of psychology and cognate subjects.' - David Durling, Staffordshire University, in 'Ergonomics Abstracts'