We all have the ability to think conceptually and creatively, but for many of us this potential lies untapped. Smart Thinking will teach you how to generate your own original ideas, create new concepts, assess risk, solve problems and make balanced decisions. Above all, this book will show you how to truly think for yourself.
Bryan Greetham was educated at the universities of Kent and Sussex, UK. He holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the author of How to Write Better Essays, How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation and Thinking Skills for Professionals.
Introduction.- 1. How Good Are We At Thinking?.- 2. What Is Smart Thinking?.- PART I: CONCEPTUAL THINKING.- 3. What Is Conceptual Thinking?.- 4. Creating Concepts.- 5. Analysing Concepts.- 6. Synthesising Ideas.- 7. How Will This Improve My Academic Work?.- 8. How Will This Improve My Employability?.- PART II: CREATIVE THINKING.- 9. What Is A Creative Thinker?.- 10. How To Generate Your Own Ideas.- 11. Structuring Your Ideas - Causal And Conceptual Relations.- 12. Designing Solutions To Problems 1: Using Analogies.- 13. Designing Solutions To Problems 2: Adapting Your Structures.- 14. How Will This Improve My Academic Work?.- 15. How Will This Improve My Employability?.- PART III: MAKING DECISIONS.- 16. What Makes A Good Decision-Maker?.- 17. Making A Good Decision - The Seven Stages.- 18. Assessing Risk: Decision-Making Under Uncertainty.- 19. How Will This Improve My Academic Work?.- 20. How Will This Improve My Employability?.- Conclusion.