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Divergent and Creative Thinking

October 28th, 2010   •   no comments   

There are two modes of cognitive reasoning that are universally defined: convergent and divergent thinking.

Convergent thinking is the one that is more frequently employed at work, in schools, and often at home. It is a form of thinking employing deductive reasoning, which looks at bringing together information that is focussed on solving a problem. Often, convergent thinking is useful for situations where a single correct solution exists. Such modes of thinking are commonly employed in scientific, engineering, financial and other analytical fields (like much of Police work).

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