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Title Creative thought : an investigation of conceptual structures and processes / edited by Thomas B. Ward, Steven M. Smith, Jyotsna Vaid.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1997]


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 567 pages) : illustrations.
Series APA science volumes
APA science volumes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Conceptual structures and processes in creative thought / Thomas B. Ward, Steven M. Smith, and Jyotsna Vaid -- Thematic relations and the creation of combined concepts / Edward J. Shoben and Christina L. Gagné -- Conceptual combination: possibilities and esthetics / Edward J. Wisniewski -- Emergent attributes in combined concepts / James A. Hampton -- The developmental emergence of multiplicative combinations / Friedrich Wilkening, Gudrun Schwarzer, and Annette Rümmele -- Coherent and creative conceptual combinations / Paul Thagard -- Imagination at work: conceptual and linguistic creativity in children / Cristina Cacciari, Maria Chiara Levorato, and Piercarla Cicogna -- The creation of new concepts: a multifaceted approach to category learning / Arthur B. Markman, Takashi Yumauchi, and Valerie S. Makin -- Creativity: shifting across ontological categories flexibly /Michelene T. H. Chi -- Polysemy and the creation of novel word meanings / Gregory L. Murphy -- Mundane creativity in perceptual symbol systems / Lawrence W. Barsalou and Jesse J. Prinz --Creativity in personality, developmental, and social psychology: any links with cognitive psychology? / Dean Keith Simonton -- Metaphor comprehension: how metaphors create new categories / Sam Glucksberg, Deanna Ann Manfredi, and Matthew S. McGlone -- How language reflects the embodied nature of creative cognition / Raymond W. Gibbs -- Of "men" and metaphors: Shakespeare, embodiment, and filing cabinets / Eva Feder Kittay -- Analogy and creativity in the works of Johannes Kepler / Dedre Gentner, Sarah Brem, Ron Ferguson, Philip Wolff, Arthur B. Markman, and Ken Forbus -- How scientists think: on-line creativity and conceptual change in science /Kevin Dinbar --Mental models, space, and embodied cognition / Arthur M. Glenberg -- Creativity's camel: the role of analgy in invention / David N. Perkins.
Summary Where do people get new ideas? How are they inspired to make new discoveries? How is old knowledge mapped onto novel situations, and how are old, mistaken ways of thinking replaced by innovative perspectives? /// "Creative Thought" examines these questions in light of new research on the nature of creativity, with an emphasis on its generative aspects--that is, on how old concepts are used to generate new ideas. This is a unique focus, since most works on creativity have emphasized its receptive aspects.
As in most other areas of cognitive psychology, research on concepts and categories has provided a wealth of information about the more receptive aspects of cognition (e.g., how people classify category instances) but has been less systematic in assessing the more generative aspects (e.g., how people use their concepts to develop something new). Here, the contributors to this volume focus on the latter with the hope of stimulating additional work on the important topic. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Issued By Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Creative thinking -- Congresses.
Creative ability -- Congresses.
Creativity -- Congresses.
Added Author Ward, Thomas B.
Smith, Steven M.
Vaid, Jyotsna.
American Psychological Association.
Other Form: Creative thought (print) (DLC) 97000892 (OCoLC)36379676
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