Cognition, Creativity, and Learning

Cognition, Creativity, and Learning

Eugene Kaluzniacky (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-198-8.ch003
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Abstract

While personality relates to one’s behavior as a whole, cognitive function relates more explicitly to mental information processing. Since the majority of system development work and IT work in general involves intellectual functioning, it is not difficult to see that how a person performs “mind work” is a relevant psychological factor in IT work. In fact, it is in the area of cognition that a majority of psychological research in computing/information systems has been carried out. This section, however, does not aim primarily to present and discuss specific research findings. Rather, by reference to numerous, relevant sources, it aims to present in “layman’s terms” main points on cognitive, creativity, and learning styles to a broad audience of IT professionals and academics. It then tries to relate differences in style to effectiveness of IT work, and argues for the benefits of style awareness and conscious cooperation among IT professionals. Finally the inclusion of “style wisdom” in the psychological intelligence set of the IT professional is promoted.

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Preface
Eugene Kaluzniacky
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Eugene Kaluzniacky
Just over seven years ago, I was on a flight home from the United States. Seated next to me was an IS professional coming to give training sessions... Sample PDF
The Myers-Briggs Personality Types
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Chapter 2
Enneagram Personalities  (pages 62-104)
Eugene Kaluzniacky
Recalling the definition of personality as “a complex set of relatively stable behavioral and emotional characteristics,” we can appreciate the... Sample PDF
Enneagram Personalities
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Chapter 3
Eugene Kaluzniacky
While personality relates to one’s behavior as a whole, cognitive function relates more explicitly to mental information processing. Since the... Sample PDF
Cognition, Creativity, and Learning
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Chapter 4
Eugene Kaluzniacky
Until now, we have examined how we behave and function, and also how we think and learn. But, are we simply “rational animals” with an intellect... Sample PDF
The Deepest Inner Self: A Foundation for "Emtional Intelligence"
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Chapter 5
Areas of IT Application  (pages 222-250)
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A natural question in the minds of many readers is, “How is all this really going to influence daily IT work?” This chapter attempts to provide some... Sample PDF
Areas of IT Application
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Chapter 6
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At this point it may be useful to hypothesize how a typical North American IT organization might evolve in psychological awareness/emotional... Sample PDF
The Emotionally Intelligent IT Organization
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Chapter 7
A Call to Action  (pages 259-263)
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This book was not written primarily for academic interest (or for entertainment). Given existing interest among IT workers in some psychological... Sample PDF
A Call to Action
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An Integrative Model
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