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Author Finke, Ronald A.

Title Chaotic cognition : principles and applications / Ronald A. Finke, Jonathan Bettle.

Published Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  153.4 FINK    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Major Characteristics of Chaotic Cognition -- 3. Primary Benefits of Chaotic Cognition -- 4. Basic Techniques of Chaotic Cognition -- 5. Strategic Applications -- 6. Interpersonal Applications -- 7. Survival Applications -- 8. Limitations of Chaotic Cognition -- 9. Stylistic Convergence -- 10. Chaotic Implications.
Summary 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.
Other author Bettle, Jonathan.
Subject Cognitive styles.
Thought and thinking.
Human information processing.
ISBN 0805817395 (acid-free paper)
0805817409 (paperback: acid-free paper)