Outline of thought

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to thinking:

Thought (and thinking) – the mental process in which beings form psychological associations and models of the world. Thinking is manipulating information, as when we form concepts, engage in problem solving, reason and make decisions. A thought may be an idea, an image, a sound or even an emotional feeling that arises from the brain.

Essence of thinking[edit]

Main article: Thought

Types of thought[edit]

Classifications of thought[edit]

Properties of thought[edit]

Fields of study[edit]

History of thinking[edit]

Main article: History of reasoning

General thinking concepts[edit]

Brain and brain biology[edit]

Main articles: Brain and Neurology


Main article: Intelligence

Nootropics (cognitive enhancers and smart drugs)[edit]

Main article: Nootropic

Psychometrics (measuring intelligence and cognitive traits)[edit]

Main article: Psychometrics

Artificial thinking[edit]

Organizational thinking[edit]

Personal thinking[edit]

Awareness and Perception[edit]

Main articles: Awareness and Perception

Creative processes[edit]

Main article: Creativity

Decision making[edit]

Main article: Decision making

Emotional intelligence (emotionally-based thinking)[edit]

Erroneous thinking[edit]

Learning and memory[edit]

Main articles: Education, Learning and Memory

Reason and reasoning[edit]

Main articles: Reason and Reasoning

Teaching methods and skills[edit]

Main articles: Education and Teaching




Scholars of thinking[edit]

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