Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done

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Penguin, 2012 - Psychology - 259 pages
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Think smart people are just born that way? Think again.

Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing readers how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. He then introduces his own three-part formula for readers to employ "smart thinking" in their daily lives.

Smart Thinking gives readers:

  • The means to replace self-limiting habits with new behaviors that foster smart thinking
  • An understanding of the mind itself as well as memory
  • The ability to define and solve problems by finding and applying relevant knowledge
  • Ways to present and process information effectively

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User Review  - Fouad_Bendris - LibraryThing

Quite impressive book that teaches you how to think ! When findings in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science helping You break free and opening room for more creative ideas ! Definitively a Key ... Read full review

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I enjoy books that take science and academia and put them in terms that anyone can understand. Smart Thinking does that. It is essentially a book about how your mind works when it comes to solving ... Read full review


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Art Markman, Ph.D., is one of the premier cognitive scientists in the field and has been published in more than 125 journals. He is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the author of the scholarly work Knowledge Representation, and has been the editor of Cognitive Science since 2006.

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