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