Bibliography of the Psychology of Invention


Adams, J. L. (1991). Flying buttresses, entropy, and O-rings The world of an engineer. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Basalla, G. (1988). The evolution of technology. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Bradshaw, G.L. (1992). The airplane and the logic of invention. In R.N. Giere (Ed.), Cognitive models of science. Minneapolis, MN: The University of Minnesota Press.

Dasgupta, S. (1994) Creativity in invention and design Computational and cognitive explorations of technological originality. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Friedel, R., & Israel, P. (1986). Edison's electric light Biography of an invention. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Gorman, M.E., & Carlson, W.B. (1990). Interpreting invention as a cognitive process: The case of Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the telephone. Science, Technology, and Human Values, 15, 131-164.

Klahr, D. & Dunbar, K. (1988). Dual space search during scientific reasoning. Cognitive Science, 12, 1-48.

Kulkarni, D., & Simon, H.A. (1988). The process of scientific discovery: The strategy of experimentation. Cognitive Science, 12, 139-175.

Langley, P., Simon, H.A., Bradshaw, G.L., & Zytkow, J.M. (1987). Scientific Discovery: Computational explorations of the creative processes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Nilsson, N.J. (1971). Problem-solving Methods in Artificial Intelligence. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Petroski, H. (1993). The evolution of useful things. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Popper, K.R. (1961). The logic of scientific discovery. New York: Science Editions.

Simon, H.A. (1966). Scientific discovery and the psychology of problem solving. In R. Colodny (ed.), Mind and Cosmos. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Simon, H.A. (1973). Does scientific discovery have a logic? Philosophy of Science, 40, 471-480.

Simon, H.A. (1975). The functional equivalence of problem solving skills. Cognitive Psychology, 7, 268-288.

Simon, H.A. (1981). The Sciences of the Artificial, Second Edition. Cambridge, MA.: The MIT Press.

Simon, H.A., & Lea, G. (1974). Problem solving and rule induction: A unified view. In L. W. Gregg (Ed.), Knowledge and cognition. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Usher, A. P. (1954). A history of mechanical inventions.

Weber, R. J. (1992). Forks, phonographs, and hot air balloons A field guide to inventive thinking. New York: Oxford University Press.

Weber, R. J., & Perkins, D.N. (1989). How to invent artifacts and ideas. New Ideas in Psychology, 7, 49-72.

Weber, R. J., & Perkins, D. N. (Eds.) (1992) Inventive minds Creativity in technology. New York: Oxford University Press.

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