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Finke, Ronald A.

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Works: 12 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 6,769 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Ronald A Finke
The creative cognition approach by Ronald A Finke( )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Creative cognition : theory, research, and applications by Ronald A Finke( )

30 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative Cognition combines original experiments with existing work in cognitive psychology to provide the first explicit account of the cognitive processes and structures that contribute to creative thinking and discovery.Creative Cognition combines original experiments with existing work in cognitive psychology to provide the first explicit account of the cognitive processes and structures that contribute to creative thinking and discovery.In separate chapters, the authors take up visualization, concept formation, categorization, memory retrieval, and problem solving. They describe novel experimental methods for studying creative cognitive processes under controlled laboratory conditions, along with techniques that can be used to generate many different types of inventions and concepts. Unlike traditional approaches, Creative Cognition considers creativity as a product of numerous cognitive processes, each of which helps to set the stage for insight and discovery. It identifies many of these processes as well as general principles of creative cognition that can be applied across a variety of different domains, with examples in artificial intelligence, engineering design, product development, architecture, education, and the visual arts.Following a summary of previous approaches to creativity, the authors present a theoretical model of the creative process. They review research involving an innovative imagery recombination technique, developed by Finke, that clearly demonstrates that creative inventions can be induced in the laboratory. They then describe experiments in category learning that support the provocative claim that the factors constraining category formation similarly constrain imagination and illustrate the role of various memory processes and other strategies in creative problem solving
Principles of mental imagery by Ronald A Finke( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creativity and the mind : discovering the genius within by Thomas B Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative book, acclaimed psychologists Thomas Ward, Ronald Finke, and Steven Smith eloquently portray the fascinating processes of the creative mind at work, and hand us the invaluable tools with which we can mine our most valued and important resource. Creativity - and the methods by which we can heighten it - has recently become the focus of a burgeoning and exciting new field in psychology. By skillfully blending this cutting-edge scientific research with the real-world experiences of humanity's most successful creative thinkers, this provocative book isolates the mechanisms by which our mind conceives innovative and creative ideas. Since all creative thoughts emerge from skillfully drawing upon the well of knowledge we already possess, this book tackles the very nature of this knowledge. As these astute authors convincingly argue, the same mental processes that help a chemist like Kary Mullis discover a revolutionary new scientific principle or inspire an artist like Beethoven to create a marvelous symphony underlie the host of creative endeavors we all undertake. This inspiring book applies these basic tenets to a rich variety of creative pursuits, including engineering, design, writing, business, science, art, and even the challenges of our everyday lives. We learn how best to combine and play with the images, words, and concepts that spark fertile new ideas and lead to ever more impressive creative leaps
Creative imagery : discoveries and inventions in visualization by Ronald A Finke( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together the results of experiments on discovery and invention in visualization conducted by the author over a three year period, this book reports new findings on the generation of creative inventions and concepts using mental imagery, and proposes a reconceptualization of the creative process. Creative Imagery introduces the concept of "preinventive forms" and describes an approach to creative invention differing from those typically used in problem-solving studies. There are two unique features of this book. First, it combines the experimental methods of cognitive s
Chaotic cognition : principles and applications by Ronald A Finke( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaotic thinking has been largely misunderstood and undervalued. Contrary to popular belief, it is not random or haphazard, but is often highly creative and adaptive. By providing the first in-depth analysis of chaotic thinking, this book promotes a more general understanding and acceptance of this neglected cognitive style. By identifying various chaotic techniques, and explaining how they work, it also provides new and powerful methods for dealing with a variety of problems in everyday life, such as emergencies, economic crises, career changes, oppressive working environments, and failing relationships. Given its implications for both theory and practice, Chaotic Cognition will be of interest to psychologists working in a variety of areas (e.g., cognition, creativity, personality, and counseling), educators, business executives, and administrators
CHAOTIC COGNITION PR : chaotic cognition pr by Ronald A Finke( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the principles and applications of chaotic thinking, this text seeks to promote a more general understanding and acceptance of this cognitive style. It may help people deal more effectively with chaotic situations, such as economic crises, career changes, and relationship skills
Sōzōteki ninchi : Jikken de saguru kurieitibuna hassō no mekanizumu( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental imagery and the visual system by Ronald A Finke( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Creative : research and applications by Ronald A Finke( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imagenes mentales y sistema visual by Ronald A Finke( )

1 edition published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chuang zao de ren zhi = Creative Cognition : shi yan de tan ru ku ri e i te i bu na fa xiang no me ka ni zu mu by Ronald A Finke( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Creative cognition : theory, research, and applicationsPrinciples of mental imageryCreativity and the mind : discovering the genius withinCreative imagery : discoveries and inventions in visualization
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