ISBN-10:
0415191068
ISBN-13:
9780415191067
Pub. Date:
04/22/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Types of Thinking / Edition 1

Types of Thinking / Edition 1

by S. Ian Robertson
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415191067
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/22/1999
Series: Psychology Focus Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of figuresix
List of tablesxi
Series prefacexiii
1What does 'thinking' mean?1
2Everyday thinking11
3Creative thinking37
4Logical and scientific thinking59
5Failures of thinking83
6Intelligent thinking107
7Thinking about thinking133
Solutions to problems141
Glossary145
References151
Index161

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