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The Agile Mind

Wilma Koutstaal


This book proposes a new integrative framework for understanding and promoting creatively adaptive thinking. The mind is not only cognition, narrowly construed, but is deeply intermeshed with action, perception, and emotion. This means that optimal mental agility is realized at the dynamic intersection of environment, brain, and mind. Building on empirical research from the behavioral and brain sciences, from developmental and social psychology, and from neuropsychology, psychopathology, and allied disciplines, this book argues that understanding our agile minds requires that we go beyond dich ... More

Keywords: adaptive thinking, action, perception, emotion, mental agility, cognition, creatively adaptive

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wilma Koutstaal, author
University of Minnesota