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Applied imagination : principles and procedures of creative thinking

Author: Alex F Osborn
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 1953.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 9th printing: 1956View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex F Osborn
ISBN: 1447417100 9781447417101
OCLC Number: 809411087
Description: xvi, 317 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The all-importance of imagination --
Indispensability of creativity in science --
Careers depend largely upon creativity --
Creativity in leadership and in professions --
Imagination can improve personal relations --
Universality of imaginative talent --
Ways by which creativity can be developed --
Our new environment: its effect on creativity --
Other factors that tend to cramp creativity --
Creative and non-creative forms of imagination --
The processes of ideation vary widely --
Orientation calls for setting our sights --
Preparation and analysis go hand in hand --
The value of thinking up plenty of hypotheses --
Periods of incubation invite illumination --
Synthesis, evolution and verification --
The effect of emotional drives and ideation --
The effect of effort on creativity --
The element of luck in creative quests --
Devices designed to help activate imagination --
Questions as spurs to ideation --
Adaptation, modification, and substitution --
Addition, multiplication, subtraction, division --
Rearrangement, reversal, and combination --
Creative collaboration by teams --
Creative collaboration by groups.
Other Titles: Applied imagination :
Responsibility: by Alex F. Osborn.

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