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Divergent Mind

Divergent Mind Book
Author : Jenara Nerenberg
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-03-24
ISBN : 0062876813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish. As a successful Harvard and Berkeley-educated writer, entrepreneur, and devoted mother, Jenara Nerenberg was shocked to discover that her “symptoms”--only ever labeled as anxiety-- were considered autistic and ADHD. Being a journalist, she dove into the research and uncovered neurodiversity—a framework that moves away from pathologizing “abnormal” versus “normal” brains and instead recognizes the vast diversity of our mental makeups. When it comes to women, sensory processing differences are often overlooked, masked, or mistaken for something else entirely. Between a flawed system that focuses on diagnosing younger, male populations, and the fact that girls are conditioned from a young age to blend in and conform to gender expectations, women often don’t learn about their neurological differences until they are adults, if at all. As a result, potentially millions live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed neurodivergences, and the misidentification leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and shame. Meanwhile, we all miss out on the gifts their neurodivergent minds have to offer. Divergent Mind is a long-overdue, much-needed answer for women who have a deep sense that they are “different.” Sharing real stories from women with high sensitivity, ADHD, autism, misophonia, dyslexia, SPD and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely-held misconceptions (for example, it’s not that autistic people lack sensitivity and empathy, they have an overwhelming excess of it). Nerenberg also offers us a path forward, describing practical changes in how we communicate, how we design our surroundings, and how we can better support divergent minds. When we allow our wide variety of brain makeups to flourish, we create a better tomorrow for us all.

Divergent Mind

Divergent Mind Book
Author : Jenara Nerenberg
Publisher :
Release : 2021-02-03
ISBN : 9780062876805
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Divergent Mind is a long-overdue, much-needed answer for women who have a deep sense that they are "different." Sharing real stories from women with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, misophonia, and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely held misconceptions.

Divergent Mind

Divergent Mind Book
Author : Jenara Nerenberg
Publisher : HarperOne
Release : 2020-03-24
ISBN : 9780062876799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women-those with ADHD, autism, and other sensory processing differences-exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish As a successful, Harvard- and Berkeley-educated writer, entrepreneur, and devoted mother, Jenara Nerenberg was shocked to discover that her "symptoms" that were only ever labeled as anxiety were considered autistic and ADHD. Being a journalist, she dove into the research and uncovered neurodiversity-a framework that moves away from pathologizing "abnormal" versus "normal" brains and instead recognizes the vast diversity of our mental makeups. Divergent Mind is a long-overdue, much-needed answer for women who have a deep sense that they are "different." Sharing real stories from women with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, misophonia, and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely held misconceptions. She also offers a path forward, describing practical changes in how we can communicate, design our surroundings, and better support divergent minds. When we allow our wide variety of brain makeups to flourish, we create a better tomorrow for us all"--

Divergent Thinking

Divergent Thinking Book
Author : Leah Wilson
Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
Release : 2014-03-04
ISBN : 1940363349
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) has captured the hearts and thoughts of millions of readers. In Divergent Thinking, YA authors explore even more of Tris and Tobias’ world, including: • What Divergent’s factions have in common with one of psychology’s most prominent personality models • The biology of fear: where it comes from and how Tris and the other Dauntless are able to overcome it • Full-page maps locating all five faction headquarters and other series landmarks in today’s Chicago, based on clues from the books • Plus a whole lot more, from why we love identity shorthand like factions to Tris’ trouble with honesty to the importance of choice, family, and being brave With a dozen smart, surprising, mind-expanding essays on all three books in the trilogy, Divergent Thinking provides a companion fit for even the most Erudite Divergent fan. Contributor list: Elizabeth Wein Maria V. Snyder and Jenna Snyder V. Arrow Jennifer Lynn Barnes Mary Borsellino Rosemary Clement-Moore Debra Driza Julia Karr Dan Krokos Elizabeth Norris Janine K. Spendlove Blythe Woolston

Creativity and Divergent Thinking

Creativity and Divergent Thinking Book
Author : John Baer
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2014-01-09
ISBN : 1317781570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do general-purpose creative-thinking skills -- skills like divergent thinking, which is touted as an important component of creative thinking no matter what the task domain -- actually make much of a contribution to creative performance? Although much recent research argues against such domain-transcending skills -- including several new studies reported in this book -- the appeal of such general skills remains strong, probably because of the theoretical economy and power such skills would provide. Divergent thinking, in particular, has had an incredible staying power. Despite its many flaws, divergent thinking remains the most frequently used indicator of creativity in both creativity research and educational practice, and divergent thinking theory has a strong hold on everyday conceptions of what it means to be creative. Reviewing the available research on divergent thinking, this book presents a framework for understanding other major theories of creativity, including Mednick's associative theory and a possible connectionist approach of creativity. It reports a series of studies (including the study that won APA's 1992 Berlyne Prize) that demonstrate the absence of effects of general creative-thinking skills across a range of creativity-relevant tasks, but indicate that training in divergent thinking does in fact improve creative performance across diverse task domains. The book then ties these findings together with a multi-level theory, in which a task-specific approach to creativity is strengthened by recasting some divergent-thinking concepts into domain- and task-specific forms. This book fills the gap between divergent-thinking theory and more recent, modular conceptions of creativity. Rather than advocate that we simply discard divergent thinking -- an approach that hasn't worked, or at least hasn't happened, because of many attacks on its validity and usefulness -- this book shows how to separate what is useful in divergent-thinking theory and practice from what is not. It shows that divergent-thinking training can be valuable, although often not for the reasons trainers think it works. And it offers specific suggestions about the kinds of creativity research most needed today.

Creativity and Children s Literature New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking

Creativity and Children s Literature  New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking Book
Author : Marianne Saccardi
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-07-31
ISBN : 1610693566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today's students need to be able to do more than score well on tests—they must be creative thinkers and problem solvers. The tools in this book will help teachers and parents start students on the path to becoming innovative, successful individuals in the 21st century workforce. • Demonstrates how to use children's literature specifically to foster divergent thinking in students in school and at home • Provides specific suggestions for activities and example projects relevant to individual books as well as to entire teaching units • Supplies bibliographies of hundreds of recently published children's books recommended for children of different age levels • Cites research findings that underscore the vital importance of divergent thinking in today's world and its importance to the business community

Developing Creative Talent in Art

Developing Creative Talent in Art Book
Author : Joe Khatena,Nelly Khatena
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781567504088
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developing Creative Talent in Art is a guide for parents, teachers and others interested in developing creative art talent of young people. Visual art has its own language system by which the artist communicates to others thoughts, ideas and feelings about the world as they see them. First experienced as images and then codified in art language form, information about the world in this dual form is processed by creative imagination to produce original art works. Both the language of visual art and creative processing techniques are presented by example and instructional application so that students can compose art not only intuitively but also at will. The book is based on the assumptions that: (1) being able to recognize and know how to identify creative individuals with special talent in art, guidance can be given to maximize the achievement of their potential; (2) understanding creative imagination as process and skill will provide tools to talented individuals for their development in art; (3) mental images constitute the earliest informational source prior to their symbolization in one language form or another; (4) visual art has its own language, derived at first from mental imagery, and just as someone learns and uses the language of words, the artist learns and uses the language of art in productive expression; (5) individuals can be taught to use creative imagination to process all kinds of information and its art language-imagery correlates to produce original works; and (6) feedback in terms of appraisal of student art is essential to foster and guide developing art talent. We provide information about the nature of creativity and talent approaches to identify individuals possessing these potentials generally and art specifically , the nature of creative imagination and its significance and relevance in art imagery as the language of discovery, and the language of art design as order and composition in art, creative imagination as process and teachable skills, instruction in how they may be used to produce art works with relevant practical exercises, the nature of color and its role in art production, and approaches that can be used to evaluate student art.

Design of Enterprise Systems

Design of Enterprise Systems Book
Author : Ronald E. Giachetti
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-05-19
ISBN : 143981824X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In practice, many different people with backgrounds in many different disciplines contribute to the design of an enterprise. Anyone who makes decisions to change the current enterprise to achieve some preferred structure is considered a designer. What is problematic is how to use the knowledge of separate aspects of the enterprise to achieve a globally optimized enterprise. The synthesis of knowledge from many disciplines to design an enterprise defines the field of enterprise engineering. Because enterprise systems are exceedingly complex, encompassing many independent domains of study, students must first be taught how to think about enterprise systems. Specifically written for advanced and intermediate courses and modules, Design of Enterprise Systems: Theory, Architecture, and Methods takes a system-theoretical perspective of the enterprise. It describes a systematic approach, called the enterprise design method, to design the enterprise. The design method demonstrates the principles, models, methods, and tools needed to design enterprise systems. The author uses the enterprise system design methodology to organize the chapters to mimic the completion of an actual project. Thus, the book details the enterprise engineering process from initial conceptualization of an enterprise to its final design. Pedagogical tools available include: For instructors: PowerPoint® slides for each chapter Project case studies that can be assigned as long-term projects to accompany the text Quiz questions for each chapter Business Process Analyzer software available for download For students: Templates, checklists, forms, and models to support enterprise engineering activities The book fills a need for greater design content in engineering curricula by describing how to design enterprise systems. Inclusion of design is also critical for business students, since they must realize the import their decisions may have on the long-term design of the enterprises they work with. The book’s practical focus and project-based approach coupled with the pedagogical tools gives students the knowledge and skills they need to lead enterprise engineering projects.

Creative Leadership

Creative Leadership Book
Author : Gerard J. Puccio,Mary C. Murdock,Marie Mance
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781412913805
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creative thinking is a core competence for change leaders, and research has shown that creative thinking can be enhanced through creative problem solving principles and procedures. This book taps into the more than 50 years of creative problem solving research and application as a powerful means for developing creative change leaders.

Encyclopedia of Creativity

Encyclopedia of Creativity Book
Author : Mark A. Runco,Steven R. Pritzker
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 0122270762
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Love the Skin YOU RE In

Love the Skin YOU RE In Book
Author : Virginia LeBlanc
Publisher :
Release : 2017-10-13
ISBN : 9780999053218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dr. LeBlanc's new book, Love the Skin YOU'RE In: How to Conquer Life through Divergent Thinking, delivers a timely and reconciliatory message to society of acceptance, internal healing, self-love, and renaissance. Her advice about divergent thinking carries a credibility that may well be unmatched. Let Dr. LeBlanc help you think without a box!

Creative Problem Solving for Managers

Creative Problem Solving for Managers Book
Author : Tony Proctor
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0415196795
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using case studies and case histories, together with extensive diagrams, examples and thought-provoking questions, this textbook provides the most up-to-date and extensive approach to creative problem solving.

Foundations of Psychology

Foundations of Psychology Book
Author : Nicky Hayes
Publisher : Cengage Learning EMEA
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781861525895
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Foundations of Psychology is a new edition of the bestselling introductory psychology textbook written by the acclaimed Nicky Hayes. This text is consistently praised for its accessible yet comprehensive coverage, its clarity and the real world examples that are used to explain concepts. Keeping the content of the previous edition, it spans the six central areas of psychology; cognitive psychology; individual and abnormal psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; and comparative psychology. Foundations of Psychology is a new edition of the bestselling introductory psychology textbook written by the acclaimed Nicky Hayes. This text is consistently praised for its accessible yet comprehensive coverage, its clarity and the real world examples that are used to explain concepts. Keeping the content of the previous edition, it spans the six central areas of psychology; cognitive psychology; individual and abnormal psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; and comparative psychology.

10 Minute Critical Thinking Activities for English

10 Minute Critical Thinking Activities for English Book
Author : Deborah Eaton
Publisher : Walch Publishing
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780825137976
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides teaching suggestions, a skills matrix, and activities to help students increase their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness Book
Author : Amanda Ie,Christelle T. Ngnoumen,Ellen J. Langer
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-03-12
ISBN : 1118294912
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

The Little Blue Reasoning Book

The Little Blue Reasoning Book Book
Author : Brandon Royal
Publisher : Maven Publishing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1897393628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For Reasoning Aficionados From All Walks of Life! This guidebook addresses one of the most critical yet seldom taught skills. Reasoning skills help us make sense of the world, including how to better make decisions, tackle opportunities, evaluate claims, and solve problems. Interwoven within the book’s five sections – Perception & Mindset, Decision Making, Creative Thinking, Analyzing Arguments, and Mastering Logic – reader’s will discover 50 reasoning tips that summarize the common themes behind classic reasoning problems and situations. Appendixes contain summaries of fallacious reasoning, analogies, trade-offs, and a review of critical reading skills. A wealth of examples, charts, and insightful problems makes The Little Blue Reasoning Book an invaluable guide for any individual wanting to further sharpen his or her thinking skills. Enjoy the benefits of your own self-paced reasoning course: *Gain insights into the four classic mindsets and how each influences one’s outlook. *Make better decisions by framing problems with quantitative tools. *Employ creative thinking to bypass “roadblocks” and unlock novel solutions. *Evaluate claims by challenging the strength of key assumptions. *Use logic to break down arguments in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. *Review the 10 classic trade-offs to speed recognition of core issues. *Read with added clarity, whether your goal involves pleasure or profit. “A wonderful work that shows how reasoning is challenging, yet engaging, rewarding and fun. Because reasoning involves people, it is an art as well as a science. And to remind ourselves just why it’s not always easy to mix the two, we owe a cheerful salute to Nobel prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann who observed: ‘Think how hard physics would be if particles could think.’” —Dr. William A. McEachern, author, award-winning teacher, and founding editor of The Teaching Economist

The Divergent and Convergent Thinking Book

The Divergent and Convergent Thinking Book Book
Author : Dorte Nielsen
Publisher : BIS Publishers
Release : 2017-02-28
ISBN : 9789063694395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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- An introduction to divergent and convergent thinking - Guidelines to enhance your innovative thinking - Hands-on exercises to strengthen your creativity