Chapter 1 Creative Thinking As a Problem-Solving Tool 1.1 What is creative thinking? 1.2 Why is creative thinking important to problem solving? 1.3 Creative problem-solving methods
Chapter 2 The Creative-Thinking Outlook 2.1 Negative attitudes as blocks to creativity 2.2 Misconceptions as blocks to creativity 2.3 Inflexibility as a block to creativity 2.4 Attitudes that strengthen creativity 2.5 Behaviors that strengthen creativity
Chapter 3 Identifying Problems 3.1 What is a problem? 3.2 Inhibitors to effective problem solving 3.3 Causation
Chapter 4 The Problem-Solving Cycle 1: Exploring the Problem 4.1 Define the problem 4.2 Articulate the assumptions 4.3 Use a 360-degree approach
Chapter 5 The Problem-Solving Cycle 2: Establishing Goals 5.1 The necessity of goals 5.2 The importance of values 5.3 Consider ideal goals 5.4 Establish specific, practical goals
Chapter 6 The Problem-Solving Cycle 3: Generating Ideas 6.1 Associative techniques 6.2 Analytic techniques 6.3 Creative questions 6.4 Brainstorming 6.5 Role playing
Chapter 7 The Problem-Solving Cycle 4: Choosing the Solution 7.1 What is a solution? 7.2 Stop-it solutions 7.3 Mop-it solutions 7.4 Solution paths 7.5 Consequence analysis 7.6 Selection
Chapter 8 The Problem-Solving Cycle 5: Implementing the Solution 8.1 Acceptance and the management of change 8.2 Solution implementation plans
Chapter 9 The Problem-Solving Cycle 6: Evaluating the Solution 9.1 Analyze the implementation 9.2 Determine needed changes 9.3 Review the problem environment
Appendix A Creative Thinking Activities A.1 Uses for A.2 Improvements to A.3 What is it? A.4 Writing captions A.5 What iffing
Appendix B Brainstorming Activities B.1 New names B.2 Empty the glass B.3 No counterfeits Appendix C Problem-Solving Activities C.1 Analyzing a solution C.2 A familiar problem C.3 Many solutions References Index
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