Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind

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HarperCollins, Jul 29, 1999 - Psychology - 259 pages
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In Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, psychologist Guy Claxton makes an appeal to be less analytical and let our creativity have free rein. He argues compellingly that the mind works best when we trust our unconscious, or "undermind" - a cool, intelligent resource that needs only time and receptivity to function. Claxton also pushes for a reevaluation of society's obsession with results-oriented thinking and problem-solving under pressure. Packed with interesting anecdotes, a dozen puzzles to test your reasoning, and the latest related research, Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind is an uplifting, stimulating read that focuses on a new kind of well-being, cognition, and problem-solving.

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Review: Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less

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Guy makes some extremely important points in this book when he defines intelligence as related to learning and creativity. Coining terms like 'undermind' rather than subconscious as well as 'd-mode ... Read full review

Review: Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less

User Review  - Jonathan Kramer - Goodreads

Guy makes some extremely important points in this book when he defines intelligence as related to learning and creativity. Coining terms like 'undermind' rather than subconscious as well as 'd-mode ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Guy Claxton teaches at the University of Bristol.

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