Psychology of learning

Lateral thinking involves discarding the obvious, leaving

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Lateral thinking involves discarding the obvious, leaving
behind traditional modes of thought, and throwing away

Explanation A person would use lateral thinking when they want to move from one known idea to creating new ideas.
Lateral thinking can be used to help in solving problems but can also be used for much more.
With lateral thinking problems can be solved and questions can be answered, as lateral thinkers are able to use their creative

skills to change perceptions and come up with new concepts and ideas.
The lateral thinking technique of challenge is designed to prevent the mind sliding smoothly down the existing patterns.
Lateral Thinking is the ability to add a slight "twist" to the pattern of logical thinking to produce an unexpected answer
Essentially, lateral thinking is away of attacking problems from other angles, as opposed to the more traditional linear and logical ways. De bono uses the example of chess, where logic normally suffices, if the pieces area given. Lateral thinking acknowledges that in real life we mostly just assume the pieces are given, when really we need to change those pieces or look beyond them for the most useful solutions. Lateral Thinking helps individual to develop skills to
Increase productive idea output.
Design the future.
Find fresh new solutions to intractable problems.
Escape the constraints of routine thinking.

Appreciate the diversity of thinking among team members.
Plan and lead innovation meetings that deliver powerful results.
Find new areas of opportunity.

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