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Developing Creative Thinking with Popular Psychology Books

Posted Dec 20 2012 1:50am

A number of stimulating, even provocative, books in psychology can provide inspiration and insights into developing creative thinking.

Here are a few examples.

In her NY Times article The Power of Concentration , Maria Konnikova reports on a University of Washington study on the effects of meditation training on multitasking.

She summarizes: “Researchers asked a group of human resources professionals to engage in the type of simultaneous planning they did habitually. …

“Participants were then divided into three groups: one was an eight-week meditation course, another group took the course later; and the last group took an eight-week course in body relaxation… The only participants to show improvement were those who had received the mindfulness training.”

Konnikova is author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes .

Read more: Developing Creative Thinking with Popular Psychology Books .

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