Outline of thought

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to thought :
Thought is the mental process in which beings form psychological associations and models of the world. Thinking is manipulating information, as when we form concepts, engage in problem solving, reason and make decisions. Thought, the act of thinking, produces more thoughts. A thought may be an idea, an image, a sound or even control an emotional feeling.

Nature of thought

Thought can be described as all of the following:

Content of thoughts

Types of thought (thinking)

Listed below are types of thought, also known as thinking processes.

Animal thought

Human thought

Classifications of thought


Erroneous thinking

Emotional intelligence (emotionally based thinking)

Problem solving


Machine thought

Organizational thought

Organizational thought
Aspects of the thinker which may affect his or her thinking:

Properties of thought

Fields that study thought

Thought tools and thought research

Substances that improve mental performance:

Organizational thinking concepts

Teaching methods and skills

Awards related to thinking

Awards for acts of genius



People notable for their extraordinary ability to think

Learning and memory