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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

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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