A number of stimulating, even provocative, books in psychology can provide inspiration and insights into developing creative thinking.
Here are a few examples.
In her NY Times article The Power of Concentration, Maria Konnikova reports on a University of Washington study on the effects of meditation training on multitasking.
She summarizes: “Researchers asked a group of human resources professionals to engage in the type of simultaneous planning they did habitually. …
“Participants were then divided into three groups: one was an eight-week meditation course, another group took the course later; and the last group took an eight-week course in body relaxation… The only participants to show improvement were those who had received the mindfulness training.”
Konnikova is author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.