Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development (Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development (Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences)

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James C. Kaufman
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 2/15/2016
EAN 9781107438835, ISBN10: 1107438837

Paperback, 412 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

This book explores the development of cognitive skills related to reasoning and creativity, two strands that can intertwine to work together at times but may also be at odds. Spontaneity and freedom from constraint, characteristic of the thinking of young children, may be essential to creativity, which has prompted many to question how much we lose as we progress through childhood. Research and common sense tell us that effort, practice, and study are necessary for the highest levels of creative accomplishment, yet such intentional exertions seem antithetical to these hallmarks of creativity. In this revised and expanded second edition, leading scholars shed new light on creativity's complex relationship to the acquisition of domain-based skills and the development of more general logical reasoning skills. Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development will be an essential reference for researchers, psychologists, and teachers seeking to better understand the most up-to-date work in the field.

1. Creativity, reason, and cognitive development
ten years later John Baer and James C. Kaufman
Part I. Creativity and Reason in Childhood and the Schools
2. Creativity in young children's thought Susan A. Gelman and Gail M. Gottfried
3. Early experiences and creativity
an ecological perspective Cynthia Paris and Diane Crossan Lawler
4. Imaginative play Sandra W. Russ and Olena Zyga
5. Revisiting the relationship among schooling, learning, and creativity Ronald A. Beghetto and Jonathan A. Plucker
6. Higher-level thinking in gifted education Joyce VanTassel-Baska
7. A young artist's story
advancing knowledge and the development of artistic talent and creativity in children Susan M. Rostan
Part II. Creativity and Reason in Cognition and Neuroscience
8. The role of domain knowledge in creative problem solving Richard E. Mayer
9. Processes, strategies, and knowledge in creative thought
multiple interacting systems Michael D. Mumford, Tristan McIntosh, Tyler Mulhearn, Logan Steele and Logan Watts
10. Dynamic processes within associative memory stores
piecing together the neural basis of creative cognition Adam S. Bristol and Indre V. Viskontas
11. Creativity and constraint
friends, not foes Catrinel Haught
12. Creative genius, knowledge, and reason
the lives and works of eminent creators Dean Keith Simonton
13. Attention, cognitive flexibility, and creativity
insights from the brain Oshin Vartanian
Part III. Creativity and Reason
Interactions and Related Constructs
14. Opening up creativity
the lenses of axis and focus Mia Keinänen, Kimberly M. Sheridan and Howard Gardner
15. Creativity and reason
friends or foes? Jacques-Henri Guignard and Todd Lubart
16. Creative self-beliefs
their nature, development, and correlates Maciej Karwowski and Baptiste Barbot
17. Individual differences in intelligence, personality, and creativity Adrian Furnham
18. An update on 'does culture always matter
for creativity, yes, for deductive reasoning, no!' Weihua Niu, Sophia Braha and John X. Zhang.