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Contemporary approaches to creative thinking : a symposium held at the University of Colorado

Author: Howard E Gruber; Glenn Terrell; Michael Wertheimer; University of Colorado (Boulder campus). Department of Psychology.
Publisher: New York : Atherton Press, 1962.
Series: Atherton Press behavioral science series.
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"What is creative thinking? What are its conditions, and how can it be fostered? In the spring of 1958, six eminent scientists gathered at the University of Colorado to consider these questions in a symposium. Each day, for three days, two papers were presented, leaving ample time (if time is ever ample) for discussion of each. The discussions were recorded, transcribed, and then circulated among the participants  Read more...
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Gruber, Howard E.
Contemporary approaches to creative thinking.
New York, Atherton Press 1962
(OCoLC)565308785
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard E Gruber; Glenn Terrell; Michael Wertheimer; University of Colorado (Boulder campus). Department of Psychology.
OCLC Number: 2669864
Notes: Organized by a committee of the Psychology Dept., University of Colorado.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The conditions of creativity / Jerome S. Bruner --
The birth and death of ideas / Mary Henle --
The processes of creative thinking / Allen Newell, J.C. Shaw, & Herbert A. Simon --
Conformity and creative thinking / Richard S. Crutchfield --
On the psychodynamics of creative physical scientists / David C. McClelland --
Retrospect and prospect / Robert B. Macleod.
Series Title: Atherton Press behavioral science series.
Responsibility: edited by Howard E. Gruber, Glenn Terrell, Michael Wertheimer.

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"What is creative thinking? What are its conditions, and how can it be fostered? In the spring of 1958, six eminent scientists gathered at the University of Colorado to consider these questions in a symposium. Each day, for three days, two papers were presented, leaving ample time (if time is ever ample) for discussion of each. The discussions were recorded, transcribed, and then circulated among the participants for whatever use they cared to make of them in revising their papers. This volume is the result"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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Creative Thinking

by Jazspeak (WorldCat user published 2009-05-22) Excellent Permalink

This is an excellent book that looks at the way that creative thinking might arise, especially by an heurist process. The best quotation from the book is: "If at first you don't succeed, try something counter-intuitive."

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