The Nature of Insight

The Nature of Insight

eBook - 1995
Rate this:
MIT Press

The Nature of Insight brings together diverse perspectives, including recent theories and discoveries, to examine the nature and origins of insightful thinking, as well as the history of theory and research on the topic and the methods used to study it. There are chapters by the leading experts in this field, including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ronald Finke, Howard Gruber, Marcel Just, David Meyer, David Perkins, Dean Simonton, and Robert Weisberg, among others.

The Nature of Insight is divided into five main parts. Following an introduction that reviews the history and methods of the field, part II looks at how people solve challenging puzzles whose answers cannot be obtained through ordinary means. Part III focuses on how people come up with ideas for new inventions, while part IV explores the thinking of some of the most insightful people in the history of civilization. Part V considers metaphors such as evolution and investment as bases for understanding insight. An epilogue integrates all these approaches.

Contributors: R.E. Mayer, R.L. Dominowski and P. Dallob. C.M. Seifert, D.E. Meyer, N. Davidson, A.J. Patalano, and I. Yaniv. J.E. Davidson. R.W. Weisberg. M.L. Gick and R.S. Lockhart. S.M. Smith. R.A. Finke. M.I. Isaak and M.A. Just. M. Csikszentmihalyi and K. Sawyer. K. Dunbar. H.E. Gruber. M.F. Ippolito and R.D. Tweney. D.K. Simonton. D.N. Perkins. R.J. Sternberg and T.I. Lubart.

A Bradford Book

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1995
ISBN: 9780585246611
Characteristics: xviii, 618 p. : ill


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at IPL.

Try searching for The Nature of Insight to see if IPL owns related versions of the work.

Suggest For Purchase

To Top