Definition of Convergent thinking
1. Noun. Thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution).
Group relationships: Problem Solving
Antonyms: Divergent Thinking
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Literary usage of Convergent thinking
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1. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (1988)
"A well-defined problem can be solved by convergent thinking that produces ... A measure of convergent thinking is performance on the first six trials, ..."
2. Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis: Meeting the Challenge by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"... Exploratory analysis and convergent thinking Scenario generation, ... (white) FIGURE 3.1 Divergent and convergent thinking in search of FAR strategies. ..."
3. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and by Barry Pound (2003)
"17 This process can be viewed as the interlinked transformative learning phenomena of 'divergent thinking' (or 'assimilation'), and 'convergent thinking' ..."
4. Think Scenarios, Rethink Education edited by Centre for Educational Research (2006)
"The analytical design of a scenario process may call more on analytical approaches (convergent thinking) or on intuitive approaches (divergent thinking). ..."
5. Teaching Children to Be Literate: A Reflective Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1995)
"Such questions tend to require some divergent as well as convergent thinkIng. (How is this story like another we have read? Who would you like to have read ..."