Cover: The Processes of Creative Thinking

The Processes of Creative Thinking

Published 1959

by Allen Newell, J. C. Shaw, Herbert Alexander Simon

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An attempt (1) to determine whether a theory of creative thinking distinct from a theory of problem solving is needed, (2) to summarize what has been learned about problem solving by simulating certain human-problem-solving processes with digital computers, and (3) to indicate some of the differences in degree that may be observed in comparing relatively creative with relatively routine problem solving.

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