From Complexity to Creativity
by Ben Goertzel
Publisher: Plenum Press 1996
Number of pages: 402
This groundbreaking text applies the concepts of complexity science to provide a unified scientific explanation of all aspects of human creativity. The book clearly describes the psynet model that integrates ideas from computer science, mathematics, neurobiology, philosophy, and cognitive and personality psychology. Goertzel shows how common computer science algorithms, such as neural nets and genetic algorithms, fit into the mental and creative process, and proposes that the understanding of mathematics must be extended to successfully deal with the mind's workings.
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This book represents a history of psychology -- not the only one and certainly not a complete one, but definitely an interesting one and one that represents many of the varied interests of the students in this particular class.
by Charles Stangor - Flat World Knowledge
I wrote this book to help students organize their thinking about social psychology at a conceptual level. I hope that they will remember some basic ideas, for it is these principles that will allow them to critically analyze new situations.
by John Suler - Rider University
This hypertext book explores the psychological aspects of environments created by computers and online networks. It presents an evolving conceptual framework for understanding how people react to and behave within cyberspace.
by H. L. Hollingworth, A. T. Poffenberger - D. Appleton
This is a general text of applied psychology, presenting its principal aims, types, methods, its various fields of endeavor, and its outstanding results and accomplishments. The book is written for the general reader, working without expert guidance.