Creativity And The Mind: Discovering The Genius Within by Thomas B. Ward

By Thomas B. Ward

Blending best medical study with actual lifestyles stories, Creativity and the Mind is helping readers unencumber their artistic power and include exchange methods of considering daily problems.

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14. Edward J. Wisniewski & Dedre Gentner, "On the Combinatorial Semantics of Noun Pairs: Minor and Major Adjustments to Meaning," in Understanding Word and Sentence, ed. Greg B. Simpson (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1991), pp. 241-284. 15. Albert Rothenberg, The Emerging Goddess: The Creative Process in Art, Science, and Other Fields (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979). 58 CHAPTER 2 16. Roger Tourangeau & Lance Rips, "Interpreting and Evaluating Metaphors," Journal of Memory and Language 30 (1991), pp.

Mervis, Wayne D. Gray, David M. Johnson, & Penny Boyes-Braem, "Basic Objects in Natural Categories," Cognitive Psychology 8 (1976), pp. 382-439. 2. Mark H. Ashcraft, "Property Norms for Typical and Atypical Items from 17 Categories: A Description and Discussion," Memory & Cognition 6 (1978), pp. 227-232. CONCEPTS AND CREATIVITY 57 3. Thomas B. 1-40. 4. Wayne Douglas Barlowe & Ian Summers, Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials (New York: Workman Publishing, 1979). 5. Thomas B. Ward, "What's Old about New Ideas," in The Creative Cognition Approach, eds.

First, think about the concepts you actually bring to mind. Are they rigid structures that you simply retrieve when you need them? Or do you actively construct them from bits and pieces of information in your vast storehouse of knowledge? By the first view, your concepts are like books in a library. When you need one, you simply pick it up from the right shelf. By the second view, you construct a different "book" each time you need it from a library of separate pages. The first system would be more efficient, but the second would be more flexible, and would foster more creativity.

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