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creative thinking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n creative thinking the ability to create
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Quotations

  • Mary Henle
    Mary Henle
    “It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.”
  • Theodore Levitt
    Theodore Levitt
    “CREATIVITY is thinking up new things. INNOVATION is doing new things.”
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman%20Mailer
    “I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.”

Usage

In literature:

But experience had led him to think that, except at the creative moment, the divine flame burns low in its possessors.
"The Reef" by Edith Wharton
It is unexampled, I think, that calm creative perspicacity of Shakspeare.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
To leave her was to have her as a moon in the heavens and to think of her creatively.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
No ordinary dishonest cabman would think of creating so solid and colossal and creative a lie.
"Tremendous Trifles" by G. K. Chesterton
I can think of no one who approaches him in the creative faculty.
"The Mirrors of Downing Street" by Harold Begbie
How many reveal original, creative thinking?
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
I think there comes a time, in creative work, for playing hooky.
"Jane Journeys On" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
It is unexampled, I think, that calm creative perspicacity of Shakspeare.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
In order to do this you must think confident, cheerful, creative thoughts.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
When He thinks upon me, the result is a creative touch never again to be repeated on land or sea.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
It is not easy to explain to the average superficially educated person the satisfaction to be derived from original or creative thinking.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
After these remarks on the mechanism of thinking by analogy, let us glance at the processes it employs in its creative work.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
You are thinking of the best conditions for creative work.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
And because that man is a duffer who thinks the creative artist is allowed to feel.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
It is unexampled, I think, that calm creative perspicacity of Shakespeare.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Thus, the remark of Pope goes to the root of Shakspeare's creative art, and leads you into a method of thinking, not soon exhausted.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
Tests which call for judgment and creative thinking.
"The Teaching of Art Related to the Home" by Federal Board for Vocational Education
Most people who think have given up a personal God, a creative deity.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
It is unexampled, I think, that calm creative perspicacity of Shakespeare.
"Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics" by Charles McMurry
Think what this same creative genius might do if it were set free in social life, in industrial life.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton
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In news:

For those of us on a budget this holiday season, finding the right gifts can take some creative thinking.
Idea architect Jeffrey Cufaude got me thinking with this post on balancing creativity and personalization with standardization and compliance .
Idea architect Jeffrey Cufaude got me thinking with this post on balancing creativity and personalization with standardization and compliance.
When you need a gift think creatively.
The focus of the program is to find ways to transform future space missions by reducing cost and increasing efficiency, which Gaddis said cannot be done without creative thinking.
Area educators agree that learning creative thinking can be helpful beyond the arts.
In response to the article titled "Library Draws Crowd for a Hog Butchering," I think we need to do creative social events such as this in Hutchinson.
We know now, I hope, that being creative consistently—from ideation to block-busting to execution to launch & ship—involves much more than sitting and thinking.
Marketers can use a process that's appropriate to the situation, says group member Susan Tormollen: "I think there is a time and place for both collaborative creative and for a more contained creative process.".
How many unique and creative marriage proposals can people on the Internet think of.
I'm sure other citizens can think of creative ways in which fees could be charged.
There's good news for people who rent: With a little creative thinking and some innovative products, rental properties can be warm, welcoming, workable and wonderful.
The creative team behind this series should be sent to their rooms to think about what they've done.
Glassdoor.com collected some of the most off-the-wall questions asked in job interview s this year, which many employers say they use to gauge creativity and understand how a candidate thinks.
My focus would be on languages for the future, preparing students for the global economy, and to think creatively about maintaini...
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In science:

It is often found that in order to perform a task instance, the worker needs to deviate from the nominal structure led by creative thinking and deliberation/reflection (Johnson and Carruthers 2006).
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
He taught me how to present my work and put it in perspective, and also to think positive and creatively (to say “what would it take to make this work ” instead of “this won’t work ”).
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
Pure thought didn’t supersede creative engagement with phenomena as a way of understanding the world twenty years ago, hasn’t in the meantime, and won’t anytime soon. I think it’s been poetic to witness here at Trinity a re-emergence of some of the spirit of Newton.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
Expressing a personal representation of a subject. This representation is made through the use of expressions such as “I believe that…”, “I think …” or “…maybe…” Presenting a new idea in detail. This is considered a creative activity.
Quantitative Measurements of the Influence of Participant Roles during Peer Review Meetings
It will also ensure that the theory community as a whole thinks creatively about the most effective means to accomplish its goals.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
New York: John Wiley. Kaplan, C. A. & Simon, H. A. (1990) In search of insight. Cognitive Psychology, 22, 374−419. Newell, A., Shaw, C. & Simon, H. (1957). The process of creative thinking. In H. E. Gruber, G. Terrell & M. Wertheimer (Eds.) Contemporary approaches to creative thinking (pp. 153-189).
Recognizability of Individual Creative Style Within and Across Domains: Preliminary Studies
Polyculturalism is formed by different ways of thinking that can be split into two components: the intuitive-creative or imaginative thinking and the heuristic-logical thinking which can be called intellectual thinking.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
The space of the intel lectual-creative activity is believed to be two-dimensional: one dimension is imaginative thinking, the other one is logical thinking.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
The suggested quantum-mechanical mechanism of creativity gives a paradoxical intertwining of imaginative and logical thinking.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures
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