Accession Number : AD0422573

Title :   THE PROCESSES OF CREATIVE THINKING,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Newell,A. ; Shaw,J. C. ; Simon,H. A.

Report Date : 28 JAN 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : We ask first whether we need a theory of creative thinking distinct from a theory of problem solving. Subject to minor qualifications, we conclude there is no such need - that we call problem solving creative when the problems solved are relatively new and difficult. Next, we summarize what has been learned about problem solving by simulating certain human prblem solving pro cesses with digital computers. Finally, we indicate some of the differences in degree that might be observed in comparing relatively creative with relatively routine problem solving. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REASONING, THEORY), LEARNING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE