Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Insight and Creativity in Problem Solving
Foyalty 318

Insight and Creativity in Problem Solving (Hardback)

£105.00
Despatched in 2 business days.

Synopsis

To date we have only a fragmentary understanding of the thought processes that engender insightful solutions to problems that require a change in representation or the discovery of distant associations to presented information. We likewise have only a piecemeal understanding of the thinking that underpins creative problem solving, where solutions are needed that are new to the solver. Recently there has been a growing interest in removing the mystery from insight and creativity through better specified theories and theory-driven experimentation.





The chapters in this volume reflect key developments in this expanding field of insight and creativity research. Collectively, the chapters converge on a nuanced view of insight and creative thinking as often arising from the interplay between two qualitatively distinct types of processes that interact to yield sudden, surprising and innovative solutions to problems that initially seemed impenetrable and resistant to the application of inventive ideas. This dual-process perspective, which capitalises on the distinction between `special' (automatic, unconscious and associative) Type 1 processes and `routine' (controlled, conscious and analytic) Type 2 processes, helps advance a theoretical understanding of insight and creativity, whilst also provoking important new research questions. This book was originally published as a special issue of Thinking and Reasoning.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyCognition & cognitive psychologyIntelligence & reasoning Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 20/03/2018 ISBN-13: 9781138500693  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Kenneth J. Gilhooly is Research Professor of Quantitative Gerontology at Brunel University, UK and Emeritus Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Linden J. Ball is Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Dean of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. Laura Macchi is Professor of Psychology of Thinking and Decision Making in the Department of Psychology at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

More books by Kenneth J. Gilhooly

More books by Linden J. Ball

More books by Laura Macchi

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Psychology of Chess
(Paperback)
Fernand Gobet
 
 
£9.99
 
The Psychology of Chess
(Hardback)
Fernand Gobet
 
 
£105.00
 
Emotional and Cognitive Overload: The...
(Paperback)
Anne-Francoise Rutkowski; Carol...
 
 
£34.99
 
Emotional and Cognitive Overload: The...
(Hardback)
Anne-Francoise Rutkowski; Carol...
 
 
£105.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close