In this study, caring thinking from quadruple thinking (caring, creative, creative and hopeful thinking ways) is discussed. The etymology of the term, history of caring thinking, its dimensions and the supporting thinking ways are given in the study. Besides, the caring thinking is compared with careless thinking. Finally, the quadruple thinking is shown in the relationships between caring thinking and other thinking ways (critical, creative and hopeful). (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Dr. Zafer Bekirogullari of Y.B.