What is Divergent Thinking?
Divergent thinking or lateral thinking is the essence of cognitive development.Take this example: what is the opposite of the word bright? Dark is an acceptable answer. Now consider another situation.what is the opposite of a cupboard? Or what ideas come to your mind when you think of sunset?The answers to these questions are not straight jacketed. They may be unlimited, with varying degrees of acceptability. This is the essence of divergent or lateral thinking which means to think in unusual, novel and unique ways.