This paper is a review of the available literature on intuition and related concepts, including tacit knowledge, insight, and creativity. Definitions of intuition are discussed, and attempts have been made to distinguish among intuition, insight, and creativity. Relationships between intuition and tacit knowledge, and intuition and creativity are explored. Types of intuition as proposed by Vaughan in 1979 and Goldberg in 1989 are described, as are hypotheses about how intuition works. Available empirical research is presented, along with a number of possible avenues for other research.
Vol. 79, no. 2 (Oct 1996), p. 563-584