What is Thinking?
I believe that thinking is, at its
most simplistic, where an individual, in reaction to a range of stimuli,
starts a process that modifies or strengthens their world view, beliefs,
opinions, attitudes, and behaviours.
view is how I see myself in terms of the immediate and wider world. It
includes my knowledge and understanding that are shaped by a combination
of my culture and experiences)
Some other definitions
The process of using your mind to
consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she
paused for thought"
Thought or thinking is a mental
process which allows beings to model the world, and so to deal with
it effectively according to their goals, plans, ends and desires.
Concepts akin to thought are sentience, consciousness, idea, and
Thinking is an internal mental process
that uses information as input, integrates that information into
previous learned material and the result may be knowledge or may be
nothing. Problem solving, planning, information integration, and
analysis are four kinds of thinking.
Cognition, mental action or
activity, mental viewing; see "Recognition."
As used here, thinking refers to
low-amplitude verbal operant action, generally subvocal speaking; an
"inner" response or chain of responses.