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Insight and Creativity in Problem Solving

Author : Kenneth J. Gilhooly
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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.

Creativity and Problem Solving at Work

Author : Tudor Rickards
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Creativity is not a rare talent. On the contrary, argues Tudor Rickards in this book, most people have the capacity to be creative but their potential is often untapped. Creativity at the workplace can be seen as a process of escaping from constraints, some of them self-imposed and some produced by an organizational climate unsympathetic to new thinking.

Creativity and Problem Solving

Author : Phil Lowe
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Problem Finding Problem Solving and Creativity

Author : Mark A. Runco
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Many individuals studying problem solving consider creativity a special type of problem solving. On the other hand, many individuals studying creativity view problem solving as a special type of creative performance. What is truly the role of creativity in problem solving? What is the role of problem solving in creativity? And how are problem solving and creativity related to problem finding? This book addresses these questions, and fills an obvious need for an overview of the research on problem finding.

Creative Problem Solving for Managers

Author : Tony Proctor
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This accessible text provides a lively introduction to the essential skills of creative problem solving. Using extensive case-studies and examples from a range of business situations, it explores various problem-solving theories and techniques, illustrating how these can be used to solve a range of management problems. Thoroughly revised and redesigned, this new edition retains the accessible and imaginative approach to problem-solving skills of the first edition. Contents include: * blocks to creativity and how to overcome them * key techniques including lateral thinking, morphological analysis and synectics * computer-assisted problem solving * increased coverage of group problem-solving techniques and paradigm shift. As creativity is increasingly recognized as a key skill for successful managers, this book will be welcomed as a comprehensive introduction for students and practising managers alike.

Creative Problem Solving

Author : Donald J. Treffinger
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"This definitive guide shows you how to find successful solutions to important challenges. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) can help you to approach problems and deal with change in a deliberate and constructive way, and consequently build your confidence and success in working with complex issues." - back cover.

Creative Approaches to Problem Solving

Author : Scott G. Isaksen
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Creative Approaches to Problem Solving (CAPS) is a comprehensive text covering the well-known, cited, and used system for problem solving and creativity known as Creative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS is a flexible system used to help individuals and groups solve problems, manage change, and deliver innovation. It provides a framework, language, guidelines, and set of easy-to-use tools for understanding challenges, generating ideas and transforming promising ideas into action. Features and Benefits: - Specific objectives in each chapter for the reader - This provides a clear focus for instruction or independent learning - Practical case study introduced in the beginning of each chapter and then completed as a "rest of the story" toward the end of the chapter - This feature provides an application anchor for the reader - Upgraded mix of graphics - These updated and refreshed graphics include tables, figures, and illustrative images that are designed to provide "pictures" to go along with the word. The aim has been to aid attention, retention, and practical application - Enhanced emphasis on flexible, dynamic process-- Enables users to select and apply CPS tools, components, and stages in a meaningful way that meets their actual needs - A framework for problem solving that has been tested and applied across ages, settings, and cultures-- Readers can apply a common approach to process across many traditional "boundaries" that have limited effectives. Creative Approaches to Problem Solving has been (and continues to be) used as a core text for faculty who are teaching courses in Creative Problem Solving or Creativity and Innovation as part of an MBA program, or in Education, a course on Creativity (often as a component of certification or endorsement requirements in gifted education). It is also used as a core text for those enrolled in professional development, continuing education, or executive education programmes.

Novel Approaches for Studying Creativity in Problem Solving and Artistic Performance

Author : Philip Fine
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Practice Problems for Creative Problem Solving

Author : Donald J. Treffinger
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This book includes 50 situations that present interesting opportunities and challenges to stimulate students' creative and critical thinking. The brief, practical, everyday situations provide motivating starting points for practicing Creative Problem Solving with groups of many ages. These problems were designed to represent a variety of different tasks or challenges in an open-ended, invitational format that we describe informally as a "Messy Situation." These Messy Situations, like many of life's everyday opportunities and challenges, take a variety of forms, sizes, and shapes. They might concern a variety of situations in which people find themselves day in and day out. Thus, some of the Messy Situations in this book are people tasks (that is, situations involving the interactions or relationships among people). Others are planning tasks (that is, concerning more effective ways of organizing or managing a situation), and yet others are product tasks (that is, challenges that call for designing, inventing, or producing a new product of some kind). Each of these one-page problems can help students learn and apply CPS components, stages, and tools in an engaging and enjoyable way. Choose the problems that are best suited to your group's interests and needs. The challenges in Practice Problems for Creative Problem Solving and several helpful worksheets are reproducible for classroom use.

Creativity Problem Solving The Brian Tracy Success Library

Author : Brian Tracy
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The crucial element separating an exceptional career from a lackluster one is the ability to devise innovative solutions to work challenges. With research showing the direct relationship between ideas and profitability, creative thinking skills are vital to professional advancement. As one of the world’s premiere success experts, Brian Tracy knows that creativity can be developed with practice and a few helpful tools. This concise book reveals 21 proven, practical techniques readers can use to immediately begin generating a stream of productive ideas, including how to: Stimulate the three primary triggers to creativity • Inspire a creative mindset in staff through recognition, rewards, and environment • Use methods such as Brainstorming, Zero-Based Thinking, Nominal Group Technique, and Lateral Thinking to solve problems, improve systems, devise new products, and come up with fresh, exciting marketing angles • Ask focused questions to generate elegant solutions • Understand the difference between mechanical and adaptive thinking • Rigorously evaluate new ideas . . .without shutting down the creative impulse Containing mind-stimulating exercises and down-to-earth strategies, this career-changing book helps anyone tap into the root source of their own intuitive genius.

Training Techniques Of Creative Problem Solving

Author : R.G.Chaudhari
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You are creative. No doubt about it. But you are not aware of it. Your creative potentials are dormant, waiting to be aroused from deep slumber. This book aims just at that objective by answering an array of questions like: What is creativity? Why is it dormant? How to unlock it? How do we define a problem? How to find a useful solution to a problem? And so on. All that it requires to answer such questions is: DESIRE and WILL. We have a much greater thinking capacity than we ever use. While unfolding this truth, this book reveals the strategies to remove roadblocks and negativity that stunts the growth of the imaginative faculty. After getting the feel of release, discussions lead to ways and means of developing creativity, i.e. unique ability to solve problems in an innovative way. Efforts are also made to convince the readers that creativity can be applied each day to many aspects of our everyday life by following the leads. If you desire to ignite the latent spark in your mind, and cherish to be creative, this book is for you.

Creative Problem Solving and Opportunity Finding

Author : J. Daniel Couger
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Educational research reveals that most people demonstrate a great deal of creativity at age 5. Unfortunately, their creative output diminishes as they mature, due to the factors that stifle creativity in the educational process. All of us, therefore, need assistance in resurfacing our innate creativity. Creative Problem Solving and Opportunity Finding discusses the process necessary for facilitating creativity and explains approaches we can use to resurface our own creativity. The book also contains key principles and concepts of creativity, approaches to removing blocks to creativity, and 22 techniques for generating ideas. It provides the framework of the Creative Problem Solving methodology to organize the creative process. It includes a wide variety of examples and contains a rich blend of theory and practice.

Source Book for Creative Problem solving

Author : Sidney Jay Parnes
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Adaptors and Innovators

Author : Michael J. Kirton
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This book represents the first comprehensive collection dealing with the Adaption-Innovation theory and its measure the K.A.I, of which Michael Kirton was the originator.

101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques

Author : James M. Higgins
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The author presents 101 techniques essential for solving problems creatively. The book describes the traditional problem-solving process as practiced by business people for many years. It then discusses how problem solving can be made more creative. The book will stimulate creativity and innovation in individuals and groups.

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners

Author : Karen S. Meador
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Creativity informs all learning, but can it be taught? This book answers a resounding yes! It also shows you exactly how to nourish creativity and problem-solving abilities in your students. After presenting valid models of creative thinkers who appear in outstanding children's literature, the author offers a variety of activities that help young learners develop their creative processes through fluency, flexibility, and originality. She also provides lists for further reading and guidelines for adapting the lessons to other grade levels. With its thorough and upbeat approach, this book helps you empower students with important skills that they will use throughout their lives. Grades K-4 (adaptable to other grades).

Bibliography of Creativity and Problem Solving

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Primarily Problem Solving

Author : Dianne Draze
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Creative Problem Solving (CPS) is a process that allows people to apply both creative and critical thinking to find solutions to everyday problems. It is a way to enhance creative behavior and also a systematic way to organize information and ideas in order to solve problems. The overall goal of CPS training is to improve creative behavior and problem-solving behavior. The skills involved are: ability to select relevant information ability to summarize information ability to analyze social situations, ability to think creatively to generate possible solutions, ability to evaluate options based on given criteria, ability to plan activities to accomplish a goal, and the ability to make inferences. Primarily Problem Solvingallows you to give your younger students a head start on problem solving. This book presents creative problem solving in a step-by-step manner young childrencan understand and enjoy. Use the CPS process to solve the problems of the Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel, and the Frog Prince, as well as more common family problems. Each problem includes illustrated worksheets to take students through each step of the problem-solving process. Teaching notes give instructors additional ideas for using creative problem-solving techniques in the classroom. Fun problems and step-by-step guides will take students successfully from the fuzzy beginning to an effective end. The end result is confidence in being able to think through a solution, rather than just latching on to the most obvious solution. Use these exercises as a part of your thinking skills class or creativity training, as supplementary reading assignments, or as a technique to solve conflicts in the classroom.

Fifty Activities for Creativity and Problem Solving

Author : Chuck Dufault
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Training Objective Develop creative thinking Offer new approached to problem solving Develop approaches to problems that will not respond to traditional problem-solving methodsActivities Cover Problem analysis Thinking process Finding solutions Implementation of creative problem-solving methods

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Author : Michael J. Hicks
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Change and uncertainty have become an inevitable part of life, the world is more turbulent than it used to be, and is susceptible to rapid and often unpredictable change, creating the need for more creative problem solving than ever in order to survive in these conditions. In this new edition Mick Hicks addresses the need for a new range of problem solving and decision making strategies for dealing with the problems of the modern business environment. He identifies that there is no one problem solving process or technique that is universally applicable to all the types of problem situation, and presents the processes which have had the most impact on improving our problem solving abilities, provides detailed background information about them (including illustrative case studies) to give a practical guide for their use and shows how the different approaches complement each other, thus providing a complete problem solving system to tackle almost all types of problem situation. Change and uncertainty have become an inevitable part of life, the world is more turbulent than it used to be, and is susceptible to rapid and often unpredictable change, creating the need for more creative problem solving than ever in order to survive in these conditions. In this new edition Mick Hicks addresses the need for a new range of problem solving and decision making strategies for dealing with the problems of the modern business environment. He identifies that there is no one problem solving process or technique that is universally applicable to all the types of problem situation, and presents the processes which have had the most impact on improving our problem solving abilities, provides detailed background information about them (including illustrative case studies) to give a practical guide for their use and shows how the different approaches complement each other, thus providing a complete problem solving system to tackle almost all types of problem situation.