Handbook of Creativity

Handbook of Creativity

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 3/4/1999
EAN 9780521572859, ISBN10: 0521572851

Hardcover, 504 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.7 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

The goal of the Handbook of Creativity is to provide the most comprehensive, definitive, and authoritative single-volume review available in the field of creativity. To this end, the book contains 22 chapters covering a wide range of issues and topics in the field of creativity, all written by distinguished leaders in the field. The chapters have been written to be accessible to all educated readers with an interest in creative thinking. Although the authors are leading behavioral scientists, people in all disciplines will find the coverage of creativity divided in the arts and sciences to be of interest. The volume is divided into six parts. Part I, the Introduction, sets out the major themes and reviews the history of thinking about creativity. Subsequent parts deal with methods, origins, self and environment, special topics and conclusions.

Part I. Introduction
1. The concept of creativity
prospects and paradigms Robert J. Sternberg and Todd Lubart
2. A history of research on creativity Robert S. Albert and Mark Runco
Part II. Methods for Studying Creativity
3. Psychometric approaches to the study of human creativity Jonathan A. Plucker and Joseph Renzulli
4. Experimental studies of creativity Mark Runco and Shawn Okuda Sakamoto
5. The case study method and evolving systems approach for understanding unique creative people at work Howard E. Gruber and Doris Wallace
6. Creativity from a historiometric perspective Dean Keith Simonton
Part III. Origins of Creativity
7. Biological bases of creativity Colin Martindale
8. Evolving creative minds
stories and mechanisms Charles J. Lumsden
9. The development of creativity David Henry Feldman
Part IV. Creativity, the Self and Environment
10. Creative cognition Thomas B. Ward, Steven M. Smith and Ronald A. Finke
11. From case studies to robust generalizations
an approach to the study of creativity Emma Policastro and Howard Gardner
12. Creativity and knowledge
a challenge to theories Robert W. Weisberg
13. Creativity and intelligence Robert W. Weisberg and Linda O'Hara
14. The influence of personality on artistic and scientific creativity Gregory J. Feist
15. Motivation and creativity Mary Ann Collins and Teresa Amabile
16. Implications of a systems perspective for the study of creativity Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Part V. Special Topics in Creativity
17. Creativity across cultures Todd I. Lubart
18. Computer models of creativity Margaret A. Boden
19. Organizational creativity Wendy M. Williams and Lana T. Yang
20. Enhancing creativity Raymond S. Nickerson
21. Prodigies and creativity Michael J. A. Howe
Part VI. Conclusion
22. Fifty years of creativity research Richard E. Mayer.