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Créative thought : an investigation of conceptual structures and process

Author: Thomas B Ward
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of recent research on conceptual structures and processes. This book is split into four parts covering conceptual combination, conceptual expansion, metaphor and analogy. It focuses on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Ward
ISBN: 1557984042 9781557984043
OCLC Number: 495356656
Description: 1 vol. (XV-567 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Conceptual Structures and Processes in Creative Thought; Thematic Relations and the Creation of Combined Concepts; Conceptual Combination - Possibilities and Aesthetics; Emergent Attributes in Combined Concepts; The Developmental Emergence of Multiplicative Combinations; Coherent and Creative Conceptual Combinations; Imagination at Work - Conceptual and Linguistic Creativity in Children; The Creation of New Concepts - a Multifaceted Approach to Category Learning; Creativity - Shifting Across Ontological Categories; Polysemy and the Creation of Novel Word Meanings; Mundane Creativity in Perceptual Symbol Systems; Creativity in Personality, Development and Social Psychology - Any Links with Cognitive Psychology?; Metaphor Comprehension - How Metaphors Create New Categories; How Language Reflects the Embodied Nature of Creative Cognition; Of Men and Metaphors - Shakespeare, Embodiment and Filing Cabinets; Analogy in Discovery - a Case Study of Johannes Kepler; How Scientists Think - Online Creativity and Conceptual Change in Science; Mental Models, Space and Embodied Cognition; Creativity's Camel - the Role of Analogy in Invention.
Responsibility: ed. by Thomas B. Ward, Steven M. Smith, Jyotsna Vaid.

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