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The Nature of Human Creativity

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Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman, Teresa M. Amabile, John Baer, Ronald A. Beghetto, Arthur Cropley, Gregory J. Feist, Adrian Furnham, Howard Gardner, Emily Weinstein, Beth A. Hennessey, Todd Lubart, Michael D. Mumford, Robert Martin, Samantha Elliott, Tristan McIntosh, Jonathan A. Plucker, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Joseph S. Renzulli, Ruth Richards, Terri Goslin-Jones, Mark A. Runco, Sandra W. Russ, R. Keith Sawyer, Paul J. Silvia, Dean Keith Simonton, Thomas B. Ward, Robert W. Weisberg
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  • Date Published: March 2018
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  • isbn: 9781108196413

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  • This book provides an overview of the approaches of leading scholars to understanding the nature of creativity, its measurement, its investigation, its development, and its importance to society. The authors are the twenty-four psychological scientists who are most frequently cited in the four major textbooks on creativity, and they can thus be considered among the most eminent living scholars in the field. Authors discuss how they define creativity, the kinds of questions they have addressed, theories they have proposed, and a description of their research and the most interesting empirical results it has produced. The chapters represent a wide range of substantive and methodological emphases, including psychometric, cognitive, expertise-based, developmental, neuropsychological, cultural, systems, and group-difference approaches. The Nature of Human Creativity brings together an incredible diversity of viewpoints, helping students and researchers to see the points of consensus as well as the differences in contemporary perspectives.

    • The authors are the most commonly cited in the major texts in the field, allowing readers to learn from the research of the leaders in the field
    • Each chapter author answers a standardized list of questions, making the volume easy to navigate
    • A wide variety of approaches to human creativity are presented, helping readers to see the points of consensus and differences in perspective within the field
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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108196413
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi
    Preface Robert J. Sternberg and James C. Kaufman
    1. Creativity and the labor of love Teresa M. Amabile
    2. The trouble with 'creativity' John Baer
    3. Do we choose our scholarly paths or do they choose us? My reflections on exploring the nature of creativity in educational settings Ronald A. Beghetto
    4. Bringing creativity down to earth: a long labour lost? Arthur Cropley
    5. In search of the creative personality Gregory J. Feist
    6. From fascination to research: progress and problems in creativity research Adrian Furnham
    7. Creativity: the view from big 'C' and the introduction of tiny c Howard Gardner and Emily Weinstein
    8. I never intended to become a research psychologist Beth A. Hennessey
    9. What creativity can be, and what creativity can do James C. Kaufman
    10. Creativity across the 7 C's Todd Lubart
    11. Creative thinking in the real world: processing in context Michael D. Mumford, Robert Martin, Samantha Elliott and Tristan McIntosh
    12. It all makes sense now that I think about it: a quarter century of studying creativity Jonathan A. Plucker
    13. Creative cognition at the individual and team level: what happens before and after idea generation Roni Reiter-Palmon
    14. The malleability of creativity: a career in helping students discover and nurture their creativity Joseph S. Renzulli
    15. Everyday creativity: challenges for self and world – six questions Ruth Richards and Terri Goslin-Jones
    16. Authentic creativity: mechanisms, definitions, and empirical efforts Mark A. Runco
    17. Pretend play and creativity: two templates for the future Sandra W. Russ
    18. An interdisciplinary study of group creativity R. Keith Sawyer
    19. Creativity is undefinable, controllable, and everywhere Paul J. Silvia
    20. Genius, creativity, and leadership: a half-century journey through science, history, mathematics, and psychology Dean Keith Simonton
    21. The triangle of creativity Robert J. Sternberg
    22. Creativity as a continuum Thomas B. Ward
    23. Reflections on a personal journey studying the psychology of creativity Robert W. Weisberg
    Afterword: the big questions in the field of creativity: now and tomorrow Robert J. Sternberg and James C. Kaufman.

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    Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University, New York
    Robert J. Sternberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Human Development at Cornell and Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. Formerly he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale. He has won both the William James and James McKeen Cattell Awards from the Association for Psychological Science as well as more than two dozen other major awards, and is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is past-president of the American Psychological Association and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is among the most cited psychologists in the world, with roughly 139,000 citations and an h index of 182.

    James C. Kaufman, University of Connecticut
    James C. Kaufman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He is the author or editor of more than 40 books, including Creativity 101 (2nd Edition, 2016) and The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (with Robert Sternberg; Cambridge, 2010). He has published more than 300 papers, including the 'Four-C Model of Creativity' (with Ron Beghetto) and the study that spawned the 'Sylvia Plath Effect'. He is a past president of Division 10 (Society for Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts) of the APA and is the president-elect of the American Creativity Association. James has won many awards, including Mensa's research award, the Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and APA's Berlyne, Arnheim, and Farnsworth awards. He co-founded two major journals (Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts and Psychology of Popular Media Culture) and currently co-edits the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving.

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    Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman, Teresa M. Amabile, John Baer, Ronald A. Beghetto, Arthur Cropley, Gregory J. Feist, Adrian Furnham, Howard Gardner, Emily Weinstein, Beth A. Hennessey, Todd Lubart, Michael D. Mumford, Robert Martin, Samantha Elliott, Tristan McIntosh, Jonathan A. Plucker, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Joseph S. Renzulli, Ruth Richards, Terri Goslin-Jones, Mark A. Runco, Sandra W. Russ, R. Keith Sawyer, Paul J. Silvia, Dean Keith Simonton, Thomas B. Ward, Robert W. Weisberg

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